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Nissan UK Defends Confidence in Electric Cars

KPMG report contends costs and technology uncertainty reflected in shifting carmaker strategies are proving too high a risk for 'cash-strapped' buyers.

Published: 19-Jan-2013

NISSAN has hit back at claims electric vehicles have failed to spark the public imagination.

Financial services specialist KPMG says concerns around the cost of running and maintaining the vehicles are proving too high a risk for cash-strapped buyers.

The firm’s International Global Automotive Executive Survey, which surveyed 200 auto executives from 31 countries, found the cost of batteries and recharging was a major barrier to those considering electric vehicles.


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