They have been hailed as the future of motoring, the emission-free alternative to diesel and petrol cars that will rule the roads within years. However, the head of Scotland’s biggest car-sharing club has made the surprising admission that its members don’t like electric vehicles. Diane Mulholland, Scotland general manager of Enterprise Holdings, said they were put off by the vehicles’ limited range, charging time – and even their silence. Enterprise Car Club offers an undisclosed number of electric models among its hundreds of cars in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Falkirk and Inverness. But Mulholland told a transport forum last week: “Electric vehicles (EVs) are used least. People do not like it that they make no noise.” She later told Scotland on Sunday: “They don’t know if the car is on or not.” Mulholland said hybrid electric-petrol cars were more popular because drivers could hear the engine. Mulholland said the car club’s Nissan LEAF models, which only have a range of 70 to 80 miles, were the least popular. She said they were “not used”.
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