Fair Fuel APPG for UK Motorists and UK Hauliers August 2021 Page | 50 Reasons for fossil fuel driver’s reluctance to convert to an EV. 9 out of 10 road users excluding EV drivers in the survey are extremely concerned with the push by Government for us all to convert to electric vehicles. Purchase price, availability of charging points, long charging time and driving range anxiety, cost of batteries and the National Grid’s capability to supply power are the top reasons why diesel or petrol drivers are reluctant to move over to electric vehicles. Consumers simply do not trust Government’s Political Push for us all to drive EVs. The latest statistics from Autoexpress .co.uk 20 , shows that consumer take up of EVs, is unlikely to happen. An average new car from 2020 emits 112.8g/km of CO 2 - 18.3 per cent less than a model registered in 2011. It is for this reason that the SMMT (The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) believes fleet renewal is essential, with “both conventional and alternatively fuelled vehicles having a significant role to play. The number of electric vehicles on UK roads increased 114.3 per cent in 2020 to a record high of 199,085, while plug-in hybrid numbers rose 35.2 per cent to 239,510.