31 Jan 2019, 13:13
Sören Amelang

Demand for electric cars is higher in the countryside than in cities – report


Inhabitants of Germany’s rural areas are more interested in buying an electric car than city dwellers, reports Thomas Stölzel in Wirtschaftswoche Online. According to data from online car vending portal Carwow, 4.24 percent of potential car buyers in rural areas were interested in electric vehicles compared to 3.15 percent in Germany’s 10 largest cities. Carwow said demand in rural areas is likely fanned by the fact that a higher proportion of residents are homeowners who can install a charger in their garage, thus dodging the problem of an insufficient charging infrastructure elsewhere. Additionally, electric cars with a limited range are particularly interesting for people living in commuter belts, according to Carwow.

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