Electric cars

According to an interesting market study by Autos, World interest in pure electric cars is increasing , although paradoxically, we continue to opt more for hybrids. In this post we tell you the main conclusions of the study.

Towards a more sustainable transport

Throughout 2020 we have had a long time to reflect during the COVID-19 lockdown. One of the things that many of us will have thought is what car we would buy if we had to change vehicles. And many others will have to change yes or yes in 2020 because it is time.

Things, well, people’s interest in electric cars has been growing steadily. Here you can see it in this graph of Google Trends of Spain in the last 5 years. The graph shows how the interest of users in Spain in the “electric car” (blue line), the “electric cars” (red line) and in yellow, the “hybrid cars” has evolved. This interest is reflected in the greater or lesser volume of online searches. he conversion to purchase of requests for information or prices from hybrid car dealers was 61.9%.

The conversion to purchase of pure electric cars was only 47.7%, and its potential buyers finally decided on a non-ecological car.

Causes of this increased interest in the electrified car

If we consider “ electrified ” both the pure electric car (BEV), the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and the hybrid (HEV), the four reasons why our interest increases are “practical”.

On the one hand, it is increasingly difficult to enter and park in cities if you do not have the DGT, ECO or Zero environmental badge. This trend will grow in the coming years as municipalities create low emission zones (LEZs). And clearly our choice will opt for less polluting cars.

On the other hand, the coronavirus has dealt a severe blow to public transport for fear of contagion. And those who can choose between a car and public transport will continue to commute to work in their car for the moment, for obvious reasons.

Third would be the government aid to change cars for a new less polluting. And the fact that the incentives for electrified cars are much greater than those for fossil fuels.

Finally, it increases the ecological awareness of the youngest, who also have ecological rental options in the big cities and do not see an urgent need to own a car.

In fact, according to an Ipsos study “Covid-19 Impact of the virus in Spain” published on May 28, 2020, 61% of those surveyed affirm that they identify with the measure of “increasing the use of individual sustainable transport” .