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21 Aug 2017

Germans’ favourite holiday island could aid e-car’s success, study says

Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences

The Mediterranean island of Mallorca could serve as a gateway for Germans and other tourists to get first-hand experience with electric cars, according to a study by the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences. Mallorca, the most popular holiday island for Germans, provides good conditions for e-cars thanks to its relatively small size, “which allows it to be explored almost completely with only one charging of the battery in spite of the still relatively limited range”, the university said in a press release. In a survey of tourists conducted by university students, 76 percent of respondents said they would consider renting an e-car instead of a conventional vehicle during their stay. Renting an e-car during a holiday “could reduce prejudices and potentially increase acceptance”, the press release said. However, there currently are just about 100 e-cars available for rent on the Spanish island, a mere 0.15 percent of all rental cars in Mallorca, and the charging infrastructure to date remains very limited, it added.

Find the press release in German here.

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