Electric cars, like the BMW i3 (left), will become mainstream in 11 years. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the best-selling alternative-fuel hybrid car at the moment

When will electric cars begin to outsell petrol and diesel in the UK? 2027.

Expert panel says there’s been a recent ‘step-change’ in public opinion towards electric vehicles Prediction based on stats from the Government, Committee on Climate Change, RAC Foundation, Auto Express and other industry authorities Electric cars are the future, we’re constantly being told. But how far into the future will they be the dominant form of