Interest in electric cars in Austria is rather low – Vienna Online – E-Mobility
In Austria, there is not much interest in electric cars. Only nine percent of Austrians would opt for pure electromobility the next time they buy a car. This is the result of a study by Deloitte.
The short range, the high price and concerns about sustainability are cited as hurdles. Around 38 percent of consumers expect a fully charged car to have an average range of 600 kilometers, according to the Deloitte Automotive Study. And according to the survey, the price should be between 15,000 and 30,000 euros. Long charging times and too few charging options are mentioned as further obstacles to opting for e-cars.
Interest in electric cars in Austria is limited
The main advantages of electromobility are lower fuel costs and possible public sector incentives and climate change. Nevertheless, more than half of the study participants would reconsider the decision in favor of electromobility if environmentally friendly, synthetic fuel, i.e. e-fuel, were available.
“Consumers are being asked to open up to new technologies”
“In order to drive the e-car trend faster, it is necessary on the part of the manufacturers and the government – especially with regard to infrastructure and subsidies. At the same time, consumers are also required to open themselves to new technologies – this is the only way we can achieve the ambitious ones Achieving climate goals,” noted Matthias Kunsch, Partner at Deloitte Austria.
From the point of view of the restrictions on e-cars currently prevail
From the point of view of the probable but currently the disadvantages outweigh: Because according to the study, the interest in purely battery-powered vehicles has actually decreased recently. Because a year ago, 10 percent would have opted for pure electromobility.
Interest in petrol and diesel vehicles has fallen by 4 percent compared to the previous year. But at 54 percent, the majority would still plan to buy a burner. “E-cars therefore remain rather exceptional phenomena and the end of the combustion engine is a long way off,” explained Kunsch.
Rising popularity of plug-in hybrids
On the other hand, plug-in hybrids – i.e. the combination of a combustion engine and a chargeable e-car – are enjoying increasing popularity: while according to Deloitte this type of drive was only an option for 11 percent of the survey participants last year, 16 percent can currently purchase it imagine such a vehicle.
Austria in the international midfield when it comes to electric mobility
However, when it comes to electric mobility, Austria may be in the middle internationally, as the Deloitte study revealed: in Japan, for example, 36 percent plan to buy a combustion engine or a hybrid vehicle next. Another 12 percent would opt for a plug-in hybrid and 13 percent for a purely electric drive. 61 percent would also rely at least partially on electric drive.
In the US, 62 percent would opt for a burner
In the USA, on the other hand, according to the study, 62 percent would opt for a combustion engine again. A fifth of those who reportedly said a hybrid vehicle would be their next dream vehicle and only 8 percent each said they wanted purely electric cars or plug-in hybrids.
As part of the study, 26,000 people in 24 countries were interviewed internationally. In Austria, 1,000 people take part.