Electric cars are more likely to be found among high earners and in the country

Households with above-average incomes use electric vehicles around three times as often as below-average households. This was the result of an evaluation of the energy transition barometer by the KfW development bank, which combines fully electric and plug-in hybrids here. It is similar for households that live in one or two-family houses: Here, electric cars are more than twice as common as in properties with several parties.

The proportion of electric cars among younger people is around twice as high as among older people. In rural areas the proportion is around 50 percent higher than in medium-sized and large cities. KfW suspectsthat this is at least partly due to the loading and parking space options, which are usually better in the country than in the city. For its 2020 energy transition barometer, the development bank surveyed 4,000 households in Germany.

According to KfW, 1.3 percent of households in Germany currently own a battery-electric car or a plug-in hybrid. Another 1.1 percent of households plan to use it within a year. About half of the others assume that they will use an electric car in everyday life in the future; 6 percent in the next two to three years, 21 percent within four to ten years and a further 22 percent in the period thereafter. 32 percent of households do not expect to switch to an electric car, 15 percent assume that they will not need a car.

Audi e-tron (Sportback) Peak power 230 – 300 kW

Continuous output 100 kW

Battery capacity 71 – 95 kWh gross

max. charging power direct current 150 kW (at certain Ionity charging points)

Min.charging time DC 5 to 100%: 50 minutes

Range (WLTP) 284 to 441 km (Sportback: 287 – 450)

Power consumption (WLTP combined) 21.7 to 26.1 kWh (Sportback: 21.2 – 25.9)

Top speed: 190 (e-tron 50) or 200 km / h (e-tron 55)

Trunk volume: 660 to 1725 liters (Sportback: 615 to 1665)

Base prices (as of January 2021): 69,100 to 81,500 euros (Sportback 71,350 to 83,750 euros)

78 percent of the respondents gave as a motive For the purchase of an e-car to climate protection aspects, 62 percent the innovative character of the technology. Main reasons against In addition to the high price (61 percent), concerns about the practicality, for example with a view to the charging infrastructure (69 percent) and range (54 percent), are a purchase. 48 percent have doubts about the environmental balance of electric cars.


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