Kids & Young Adults Have Fast Growing Interest In Electric Vehicle Driving Experiences In UK

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A British company called Track Days provides people with various types of driving experiences. You can get on the track in a variety of different vehicles and let loose — while being careful of course.

The company says it has seen a surge in electric vehicle bookings, especially among the youth of Britain.

“Its latest data reveals that more-and-more children, some as young as 12 years old, are getting behind the wheel of a car powered by the fuel of the future,” a press release notes, “with an increase of 40 per cent last year in bookings for its Junior BMW i8 experience.”

The unfortunate thing is the i8 is not fully electric, so doesn’t really give that superb feel and experience of a 100% electric car, as I explained in a comparison of the i8, Tesla Model S, Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, and BMW i3.

I don’t see a Tesla or any fully electric car available on the Track Days website. The only plug-in vehicle I’ve spotted is the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid. They should really get one or more Teslas on there soon, as well as the Jaguar I-PACE and Audi e-tron.

Nonetheless, growing interest in the semi-electric offering is a positive sign. Yet another case of youngsters being ahead of the curve on electric vehicles. Related: “Teenage Tesla Obsession, Threats, & Fuel Confusion — Working At A Tesla Store.”


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