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Electric cars: 58 percent of Germans do not want to buy an electric car

Overall, the attitudes of drivers towards electromobility have improved. In Germany, however, there is even more skepticism than anywhere else.

In Germany, drivers are more averse to electric cars than in other countries. In a survey of 5,000 people in 22 countries, 58 percent stated that their next car will probably or definitely not be electric. Overall, the proportion of respondents for whom an electric car is not an option was 39 percent.

In the ” LeasePlan Mobility Insights Report ” survey by Ipsos, 18 percent of German motorists stated that their next vehicle will likely be an electric car, 24 percent answered “maybe”. In Turkey, on the other hand, 61 percent answered “probably / (almost) certain” and 23 percent with “maybe”.

Overall, however, there is an increased interest in electric vehicles in all countries; more respondents than three years ago are considering switching to e-mobility, the survey showed. But it also makes it clear that drivers in Germany are still worried about the range and insufficient charging infrastructure.

Insufficient range

When asked about the reasons why they were prevented from buying or leasing an electric car, half of the respondents in Germany stated the insufficient range; 34 percent of all participating countries cited this impediment. The inadequate infrastructure was also a reason for 36 percent in Germany not to buy an electric vehicle.

40 percent of the respondents in Germany stated that they rate e-mobility positively; in the overall survey it was 65 percent. 28 percent in Germany said that their opinion on the subject of electric drives had developed positively in the past three years. In all participating countries it was 44 percent of the respondents.

The LeasePlan Mobility Insights Report is an annual opinion research study in which motorists are asked about the most important industry topics. The survey is conducted online in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Finland, Greece, Great Britain, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Turkey and the USA .

German drivers also found the topic of range to be the most important in a Yougov survey . A survey by the Civey Institute on behalf of the Association of Municipal Enterprises (VKU) recently showed that 39 percent of German car drivers do not consider electric cars .

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