A study shows the differences regarding electric cars depending on the level of knowledge about these vehicles.
The Mobility Collective, which brings together around forty transport and mobility players, questioned residents of Ile-de-France about their perception of the transition to electric cars. The results must therefore be qualified, as they concern Ile-de-France residents, and not the French as a whole. But there are some interesting lessons, which can definitely be applied across the country.
The survey was carried out among 2799 people. First aspect: all categories of respondents agree on the idea of the need to reduce car use. But 61% plan to keep the same uses over the coming year!
Manufacturers can also be reassured by seeing that around 40% of those surveyed plan to change cars within 5 years (with a similar proportion of people not having this plan, and 20% who do not know) .
We still note that there is real indecision regarding the choice of this car. Three-quarters of those who could buy a vehicle say they don’t yet know what they’re going to do. But the first criterion remains the price. However, nearly 70% of these potential buyers say they have a budget of less than €25,000. No reason to favor electric power!
The surprising aspect of the study is to see the plug-in hybrid as the most mentioned solution in the purchasing process, even though it is not cheap. But for the Mobility Collective, it is an illustration of indecision: the result shows “the desire for an ideal solution combining the advantage of the thermal engine and the electric”.
Study – Those who resist the electric car are increasingly resistant
The PHEV thus arrives ahead of gasoline and electric vehicles. For those surveyed, electric prices pose a problem. They also point out the fact that it is difficult to recharge and that these models do not yet meet all needs.
But regarding knowledge of electric vehicles, there is a very interesting aspect in this survey. The Collective specifies in fact that there are 66% of respondents qualified as novices, with theoretical knowledge of electric cars. Clearly, these respondents have never tried one. Only 4% were experts and used an electric one. The rest are the intermediaries, they have had the opportunity to test an electric car at least once.
And in the results, we find perceptions which will vary greatly depending on the level of knowledge. Thus, to the question of the need to accelerate the transition to electric cars, the “experts” are largely in favor of it, the “novices” are clearly opposed. Besides, overall, the position of the respondents on this question is negative. With in particular an increasingly marked opposition the older we get and the further we live from the capital. Clearly, the more the car is essential for getting around, the less favorably electric is seen.
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