The Argus publishes its Energy Barometer 2021, which details the trends around fuel, while gasoline and diesel prices soar.
You’ve probably noticed, the fuel price literally soared in recent weeks, with SP98 sometimes exceeding 2 € / liter. An almost unprecedented amount, even higher than during the yellow vests crisis, among other things caused by the rise in fuel prices, precisely. This explosion then led many motorists to change their habits, some now wishing to turn to more economical engines. And while the offer is diversifying, the gasoline / diesel duo is less and less topical, with the rise of the hybrid and the electric. But then, what are the French turning to now? This is what the Argus wanted to have, which unveils its 5th Energy barometer.
Well it seems that motorists are a bit lost. While the offer is more and more varied, the French do not know where to turn, while the legislation and taxation are more and more severe, especially for thermal models. Nevertheless, gasoline and hybrids are driving demand, with respondents highlighting in particular the freedom to drive without constraint, particularly with regard to recharging and without having to worry about ZFE for the moment. On the other hand, diesel is still losing momentum, although it remains very popular with heavy riders. For their part, low-speed motorists especially favor hybrids, as well as electric cars, autonomy posing few constraints.
More and more appreciated, the E85 meets a growing success and arises as a credible and economical alternative, thus carrying the gasoline which takes six points compared to last year. Less expensive and without constraints, it is also very successful on the second-hand market, thanks to the bioethanol box.
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