The number of enquiries into electric vehicles in Scotland has risen by 47%, according to research by MoneySuperMarket.
The price comparison site analysed data from the millions of enquiries it has received between January 2018 and December 2020.
Between July and December 2020, around five out of every 1,000 enquiries was for electric vehicles.
The average premiums for electric vehicles in Scotland were £423 – around a third lower than the nationwide average of £627.
Electric vehicles were found to be nearly £46 cheaper when compared to the average premium of petrol cars, which was on average around £673 – and £60 cheaper when compared to the average price of diesel cars – which was around £682.82.
MoneySupermarket found that the most popular electric vehicle was the Tesla Model-3, which had a premium of £867, taking over from the Nissan Leaf, which was the most popular until the start of 2019 and which had an average premium of £421.
Kate Devine, group head of motor and home insurance at MoneySuperMarket, commented: “The overall proportion may seem small at present, but we expect this trajectory to continue as the range of EVs on the market expands across different price points.
“While the Tesla Model-3 increased the average car insurance cost for electric cars after claiming the top spot from the Nissan Leaf last year, it’s reassuring to see that you don’t have to break the bank to go electric and that there are options at lower prices as well.”
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