The high price of electrified cars is the main brake on the purchase News

In France, the high price of electrified cars (electric, hybrid or plug – in hybrid), the loading possibilities and the availability of infrastructure fast loading represent the major axes for the adoption of the electrified mobility (electric, hybrid or plug-in hybrid).

Forced coercion is driven by political powerelectrified mobility is moving from an emerging technology reserved for pioneers to an accessible option for an early minority.

The electrified vehicle sector (electric, hybrid or plug-in hybrid) could see an even more dramatic increase if more affordable price ranges and faster charging infrastructure were offered.

This is clear from the EVBox 2022 Mobility Barometer conducted by EVBox and Ipsos among 4,000 European citizens in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

It should be noted that in the Netherlands, regulations are very favorable to the electric car, while combustion vehicles are subject to very high taxation.

In addition, the EVBox 2022 mobility barometer methodology produced by EVBox and Ipsos, which mixes hybrid car drivers, plug-in hybrid cars (PHEVs) and battery-powered electric cars (BEVs), seems biased when it comes to assessing the actual support of mobility electricity in criteria such as price, recharge or autonomy. Indeed, the price, recharging, or range limitations of an electric vehicle are incomparable to those of a hybrid vehicle or a rechargeable hybrid vehicle. And a driver of a hybrid vehicle or a plug-in hybrid vehicle cannot be seriously considered a driver of electric vehicles. Considering a hybrid vehicle or a hybrid electric vehicle as an electric car is a big mistake. The positive assessment of a driver of a hybrid or plug-in hybrid vehicle in his vehicle cannot in any case be transferred to the electric car.

According to the EVBox 2022 Mobility Barometer conducted by EVBox and Ipsos among 4,000 European citizens in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, 44% of them want to buy an electrified car (electric, hybrid or plug-in hybrid).

The results of the report show that, in general, drivers of electrified vehicles (electric, hybrid or rechargeable hybrids) are mostly men, with studies and a professional activity.

However, France is moving towards parity and has 40% of women driving electrified vehicles (electric, hybrid or rechargeable hybrids).

95% of the 111 drivers of electrified vehicles (electric, hybrid or rechargeable hybrids) in France surveyed own a personal car, including 62% of hybrid vehicles and 33% of battery-powered electric vehicles, which recharge at home (65 %). their place of work (33%), in supermarkets (28%) and in public and commercial parking spaces (26%).

According to the study, French drivers would also like more chances to load in these same places.

In the four countries surveyed, the price of electrified cars (electric, hybrid or plug-in hybrids) is the main reason why European citizens do not switch to electrified vehicles (electric, plug-in or plug-in hybrids) (60%). This figure reaches 53% in France.

Among drivers of electrified vehicles (electric, hybrid or plug-in hybrid) the feeling is the same, as 53% of owners of electrified vehicles (electric, hybrid or plug-in hybrid) surveyed in France say the cost of the vehicle remains the same. a brake on the purchase.

Load availability remains one of the main issues related to the mass adoption of electrified vehicles (electric, hybrid or plug-in hybrids).

For the French general population, recharging time ranks second with 44% and 47% for drivers of electrified vehicles (electric, hybrid or plug-in hybrid).

At European level, uncertainty about the location and the possibility of finding a charging station are the most mentioned issues with 43%.

Drivers of electrified vehicles (electric, hybrid or rechargeable hybrids) in France are convinced that they can pay without any problems at any charging station (50%), the rest of the French population remains to be convinced as only 33% of they share it. belief.

In all French drivers, the belief that the cost of recharging is higher than that of refueling has been significantly reduced by a drop of 13% overall and 30% among drivers of electrified vehicles (electric, hybrid or hybrid pluggable).

A large proportion (79%) of current drivers of electrified vehicles (electric, hybrid or plug-in hybrids) would again opt for an electrified vehicle.

The problem of the battery life of electric vehicles was not addressed in this study.

“Electric mobility in France has a bright future ahead and investing in the development of recharging points in public space and in the professional environment is key to reducing barriers and promoting adoption. Numerous grants, such as the The Advenir program will be launched for mobility and electric players, and the government will help reduce costs for both individuals and professionals. ” explains Corinne Frasson (Director France, EVBox)

Source: EVBox Mobility Barometer 2022 conducted by EVBox and Ipsos with 4,000 European citizens from France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

Methodology: Survey conducted in four European countries (France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom) with a sample of 4,028 respondents, including 449 drivers of hybrid cars, plug-in hybrid cars (PHEV) and battery-powered electric cars (BEV). In some cases, hybrid car drivers were excluded from the driver base.

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