UK Minimum wait time for Electric Vehicle
Are you wanting an electric vehicle? Studies reveal the UK minimum wait time expected once COVID-19 has passed.
Once the current world pandemic is over, What Car? have revealed the current wait time for electric vehicles are the same as the traditional petrol and diesel cars. The wait time is dependent on the vehicle.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have revealed the data for the drop in new car registrations in March. This came to a total decrease of 44.4%, this is believed to be caused by the current lock down we are experiencing. Compared to March 2019 the registration of EV’s has risen by 197.4%.
The past 12 months have seen the wait time for an EV to decrease with the majority of the customers having their vehicle within 12 weeks.
What Car? also released information regarding the eight manufacturers who may be able to turn round an EV order in two weeks due to the current stock they have in place.
What Car? Editor Steve Huntingford stated ‘Waiting times on a new electric car used to extend as far as 12 months, but with more models entering the market we are finally starting to see thos times fall to match those of petrol and diesel variants.’
Wait times can be as little as a week or as long as 16 weeks depending on the vehicle. The minimum wait time for a Skoda Citigo e IV is 26 weeks however, the minimum wait time for Tesla Model X is only 1 week.
The top 5 cars with the shortest maximum wait time are; DS 3 Crossback E-tense with a maximum wait time of 8 weeks. Renault Zoe, VW e-Up, Nissan Leaf and Peugeot e-2008 all have a maximum wait time of 12 weeks.