A new survey carried out by AX, a leading provider of intelligent vehicle protection and management technologies and replacement vehicles in the event of an accident, found that 55 percent of motorists are considering buying an electric car. The study arrives as the accident aftercare specialist launches AX Electric, a new service offering like-for-like replacement vehicles for electric vehicles owners following an accident.
The research involving over 2,200 motorists also revealed that currently only a third of drivers would accept an equivalent petrol or diesel model while their car is being repaired. Conversely, two-thirds expected to receive the same electric model for the period their own car is off the road.
AX Electric is the first truly like-for-like replacement vehicle service for electric cars. It represents the first of a tranche of electric car initiatives planned for 2021 as buyer consideration of electric vehicles reaches more than 55 per cent.
The new offering is part of a wider investment in electric vehicles infrastructure which will support AX’s rapidly growing fleet of electric vehicles. The programme will see AX cease further expansion of its plug-in hybrid vehicle fleet, to focus and align their fleet in support of the huge swing in battery electric vehicle sales.
The AX Electric service will be available to drivers through dealers, fleet customers, insurers, AX’s broker partners and a direct offering for personal customers.
Scott Hamilton-Cooper, director of sales and operations for AX, said: “AX Electric marks a new step in our history of accelerating change. We are among the very first accident aftercare specialists to commit to reducing our carbon footprint with a dedicated EV offering. Our customers and partners will benefit from our usual exemplary service levels, while also making sure that their customers receive an electric replacement vehicle.
“As well as the new service and an expanding fleet of EVs vehicles, we are also investing in infrastructure across our various sites, ensuring we have the charge points to ensure our customers’, and our own, vehicles are fully charged before driving away.”