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11 Aug 2017

“German’s e-car scepticism remains high”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach

Fifty percent of Germans would not consider buying an electric car in the coming years, according to a representative survey by Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach, commissioned by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ). Only 30 percent of respondents said they would consider buying one, writes Carsten Knop in an article in FAZ. The main reasons that kept Germans from switching to an e-car were the costs (33 percent), the lack of charging stations (21 percent) and the low range (20 percent). The interviews took place in June 2017, before cartel allegations surfaced.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the CLEW article German carmakers pledge diesel software updates and buyer’s bonus and the factsheet The debate over an end to combustion engines in Germany.

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