Half of drivers 
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Almost half of drivers would consider buying an alternatively-fuelled car, according to an RAC survey.

As many as a quarter are likely to make a “green car” purchase in the next five years, the poll showed.

But the cost of environmentally-friendly vehicles was a problem for around 25 per cent, while the small range of battery-powered electric vehicles was also a concern.

The poll, involving 1,400 motorists, also showed that 75 per cent were unaware of the existence of the Government’s plug-in car grant which is designed to help with the cost of buying new electric, plug-in hybrid electric and hydrogen fuel cell cars or vans.