We’ve seen a lot of change within the UK Transport sector in recent years. But what might future trends look like amongst fleet decision makers and drivers?
Our Future of Transport report aims to provide our customers and the wider industry with insights on changing travel behaviours and its implications for the environment, the economy and even the nation’s health and wellbeing.
It brings together the opinions, experiences and intentions of UK drivers and fleet managers, as well as the proprietary Lex Autolease Future of Transport Index - a confidence score that acts as a barometer for change in the types of vehicles people are driving on the UK’s roads.
Our inaugural report revealed, that while petrol vehicles remain dominant on the UK’s roads, there is a seismic shift on the horizon, evidenced by a combination of the progress already being made to adopt new electric and hybrid vehicles, and drivers’ future purchasing intentions.
Summary of key findings:
- 60% of British drivers are set to switch to electric and hybrid vehicles for their next car with the main factors encouraging the shift mostly related to cost of ownership and their environmental impact.
- Almost half (44%) of business fleet cars are already electric, compared with just 4% of privately-owned vehicles.
But for now, petrol vehicles still receive the highest confidence score in the Lex Autolease Future of Transport Index.