Online motor sales sites have tracked huge spikes in electric car interest in recent days, with panic buying of petrol potentially triggering the ‘most influential switching event ever’.
Hundreds of thousands of commuters unable to fill up on Monday were forced to work from home, while some taxi drivers were unable to hit the road as forecourts started to run out of petrol and diesel.
Scenes of enormous tailbacks outside filling stations and motorists filling jerry cans have dominated the national media since Friday, when motorists began to rush to the pumps amidst concerns about the lack of HGV drivers to deliver supplies of fuel.
For some, it could be the tipping point for their intentions to ditch their internal-combustion-engine cars and get behind the wheel of EVs.
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