Consumers who are looking to compare energy deals may be interested in the cost-saving benefits of electric vehicles.
According to Dr Ben Lane of nextgreencar.com, fuel efficiency is often the most important factor in the minds of people purchasing a new car.
"With fuel prices increasing and the economic situation as it is, it is more important than it has ever been," he said.
"The most you can save is by using electric vehicles, so if they are ever going to make it, now is the time."
He noted that while industry figures have no real way of knowing which models running on cheap energy will 'stick', he believes that "we will have thousands of [electric vehicles] by the end of 2012".
Dr Lane's comments come after a report by KPMG found the future of the electric car, along with other types of vehicle, will be influenced by urban planning and environmental restrictions.
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