Would you buy an electric vehicle

Only 16 percent of Germans would buy an electric car

In other European countries more willingness to switch to electric drive.

Only 16 percent of Germans planning to buy a car would choose an electric car. Only the Czechs are more skeptical in Europe, where only 13 percent can imagine an electric drive for their next car. That is the result of a current, representative survey by E.ON and KantarEMNID. The interest in electric cars is highest in Romania and Italy. Here it is 36 percent who would like to drive their next car electrically.

The survey also shows, however, that diesel engines are on the decline across Europe. Only in Turkey would almost half of those surveyed, 44 percent, choose a diesel as the next car. In Germany and Hungary, on the other hand, the diesel only achieved an approval rate of 13 percent, the lowest value of all countries in which people were surveyed.

There are many reasons why an electric car is out of the question the next time you buy a car. For the whole of Europe, the high purchase price comes first, followed by the non-existent possibility of recharging the car. Another important argument against buying an electric car is the assumed short range of the vehicles.

In Germany in particular, the range is viewed particularly critically. It is cited by 68 percent of those surveyed as a reason not to switch to an electric car. Quite different in Sweden: Here only 32 percent see the range as an argument not to buy an electric car.

This shows that the further the development of electric mobility advances, the lower the prejudices against vehicles. E.ON is doing everything in its power to ensure that the market for electromobility in Europe can continue to develop. Customers should be able to charge their electric vehicle easily and conveniently - in the hotel, at the supermarket, on the highway, at home or at work. And commercial and industrial customers can also convert their vehicle fleets to electromobility with the support of E.ON.

The survey results are part of the study "Living in Europe". E.ON and KantarEMNID surveyed around 10,000 people in Denmark, Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Romania, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Turkey and Hungary.


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