Study: Germans will buy e-cars as long as the price of electricity does not continue to rise

Study: Germans will buy e-cars as long as the price of electricity does not continue to rise-study

Germans love electric cars! Worldwide, interest in buying an e-car is among the highest in Germany, according to the results of an online survey by management consultancy Deloitte. There were a good 26.000 people from 25 countries surveyed. However, the currently high price of electricity is curbing the euphoria, as after zero emissions the lower drive costs are the second most important factor for Germans to be interested in an electric car.

The survey, conducted worldwide, shows impressively which factors are most important for the survey participants when buying an e-car. While all respondents (from the US, Germany, Japan, Japan, South Korea, China, India and Southeast Asia) agree that the positive contribution to combating climate change is the most important or at least second most important factor, these are interesting differences below. The Americans, for example, look more at the cost of propulsion than at the climate, and a better driving experience is also important to them. For the Germans, on the other hand – as for the Chinese and Indians – combating climate change is the top priority, followed by the lower drive costs and government purchase premiums. For the Chinese, on the other hand, after the climate effect, the driving experience and personal health are important, ahead of the drive costs.

Overall, Americans are still the most skeptical about electric mobility, with 69 percent of those surveyed still planning to buy a petrol or diesel vehicle. In South Korea, on the other hand, only 37 percent do this, in Germany it is still around half of those surveyed (49 percent). The value for Germany is relatively high as far as the specific intention of buying a purely electric car is concerned: 15 percent intend to do so. This value is only exceeded by China with 17 and South Korea with 23 percent. On the other hand, the values for US, Southeast Asia and India with just 5 percent.

The high motivation due to lower drive costs would currently be distributed manufacturers and governments that want to achieve their CO2 goals with electric cars. The currently massive electricity price increase makes the hoped-for advantage smaller. Even if gasoline and diesel are currently increasing (especially where electricity is generated sometimes still in fossil power plants): 41 percent of Germans indicate not to decide for an electric car if the price level should be aligned. Even with the range, the ghosts divorce. Germans wish on average 616 kilometers, which are currently only able to create higher models. Chinese are satisfied with an average of 414 kilometers, while US-Americans even imagine 833 kilometers. Missing range is still the largest obstacle to the purchase of an e-car in Germany, China and the USA. In Japan, South Korea, India and Southeast Asia, however, the lack of public charging infrastructure is.

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2 thoughts on “Study: Germans will buy e-cars as long as the price of electricity does not continue to rise”

  1. Well then you should look in France that you come away from the expensive and unreliable nuclear power. The many unusual akw’s there make our electricity in Germany particularly expensive since he likes to be removed from France. In addition, it is now that we have slept for many years under Merkel and still to build much too few wind turbines. This will take some time to correct the policies of recent years.

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  2. E-mobility will only enforce itself if everyday models are offered at reasonable prices. In particular medium-class vehicles under 40.000 Euro and electricity from charging columns AC / DC under 39 CT / kWh. Realistic ranges over 450 km So to WLTP CA. 550 km are u.a. Important requirements.

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