Survey Shows Australians Agree Moving To EVs Key To Curb Climate Change

A survey of 1,001 Australians by online financial broker Savvy has revealed that 73 per cent of people agree that moving to Electric Vehicles (EVs) is an important move to reduce CO2 emissions and keep global temperature rises to 1.5°C.

79 per cent of 18 to 24-year-olds, 78 per cent of 25 to 34-year-olds, and 82 per cent of 35 to 44-year-olds agreed with the statement, the company said.

40 per cent stated that they may purchase EVs in the future, with 7 per cent of respondents saying they intend to buy one within the next 12 months. 2 per cent said they already own an EV.

However, 30 per cent said they can’t afford one.

37 per cent of women said that they can’t afford an EV; and older Australians (33 per cent for 55-64s and 36 per cent for 65+) also said they are unable to afford one. 19 per cent of 65+s say they’d rather buy a petrol-driven car.

The biggest obstacle to going electric is price, according to the survey. 79 per cent said that affordability would need to improve before considering an EV as their next vehicle.

Source: Motor Trader e-Magazine (December 2021/January 2022) 

21 December 2021

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