The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), commissioned the research that found 80 per cent of Londoners would consider going green if they were buying a car in the next six months.
The IMI says electric and hybrid vehicles are just as fast as petrol cars, and the running costs are a fraction of current vehicles.
They also have a more than adequate range to cover the average London journey of 8.9 miles.
The BMW i3 can go 170 miles between charges, and electric vehicles come with a government grant of £5,000 and a free home charging point.
Steve Nash, CEO at IMI, said: “The government will also need to focus on the skills base required to keep these cars on the road.
“With only 1,000 technicians currently qualified in the UK, they have some way to go.”
In the last three years, the UK has seen a rise in demand for plug-in cars with registrations increasing from 3,500 in 2013 to 48,000 by the end of 2015.
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