Germany: Electric car purchase is rejected by majority

Two-thirds of Germans do not want to drive e-cars, according to a representative survey carried out by Kantar Emnid for Focus magazine. When asked about willingness to buy, 66 percent of Germans said that the next car they buy will be "likely" (26 percent) or "certainly" (40 percent) not an electric vehicle.

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Only five percent of respondents said that their next car would certainly be an e-car. 15 percent said it was "likely" to be an e-car.

Also interesting is the segmentation by party affiliation. Thus, the willingness to buy an electric car is among the supporters of the Greens highest with 41 percent, followed by Union supporters (25 percent) and supporters of the SPD (15 percent).

Distinguished opponents of the purchase of an electric car are voters of the FDP (82 percent) and voters of the AfD (84 percent).

But there is still a glimmer of hope: the younger the respondents were, the higher their willingness to buy. In the age group of 30- to 39-year-olds, it is highest with 29 percent, in the age group of 40- to 49-year-olds with 14 percent lowest.