You might not have heard them, but you’ll have definitely spotted an increasing number of electric vehicles (EVs) on the roads. They’re becoming ever more popular with an estimated 712,000 electric cars on UK roads, and over 400,000 plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) - up nearly 70% on 2021. It’s expected this number will only grow in the coming years, as we approach the UK’s 2030 cut off point for sales of new petrol and diesel cars. However, as with any technology, there are some unique risks associated with owning an EV.
It has been found that drivers of luxury or SUV EVs may be 40% more likely to cause collisions than those with combustion engines due to the different acceleration and braking characteristics. With the increased risk of accidents comes the increased risk of legal disputes. This is why a motor legal expenses insurance (MLEI) policy could be a benefit.