Solar panel owners are less skeptical about electric cars

Solar panel owners are less skeptical about electric cars-owners

The discussion about the diesel scandal could be seen as an opportunity for electromobility. However, the results of the “Energy Self-sufficiency Study – Sector Coupling as a Solution” show that the mistakes of the diesel industry do not necessarily have a positive effect on e-mobility.

As part of the study, EUPD Research on behalf of the ENTR / DC energy company E3 / DC has interviewed homeowners to the thematic areas of renewable energy, electromobility and heat. The motivation to switch to electric cars is only marginally influenced by the diesel scandal.

Around 70 percent of the households surveyed see no reason to buy an electric car in the discussion about diesel cars, E3/DC customers and non-customers agree on this. Households give insufficient range, a lack of charging infrastructure and high prices as the reasons for this.

The electromobility sector must create incentives itself. Because 44 percent of the households surveyed would rather switch to a petrol-powered vehicle instead of buying an electric car. 53 percent of E3/DC customers would choose an electric car when buying a new one. However, the motivation for this was not generated by the diesel scandal, but by the desire for energy self-sufficiency and sector coupling. Because nearly 77 percent of the E3 / DC customers find in the possibility to load the car with their own PV system, the greatest motivation for the purchase of an electric car.

Solar panel owners are less skeptical about electric cars-owners

E3/DC customers and non-customers also agree on the scenarios that play a role in investing in an electric car. 83 percent of the panel respondents and 85 percent of E3/DC customers say that the range has to increase for an electric car to be an option for them. In addition, for both groups, the scenarios of a lower price in second place and a better charging infrastructure in third place are among the most important arguments for purchasing an electric car. The study shows again that even E3/DC customers who are fundamentally convinced of the energy transition products are not yet convinced of electromobility.

“The fear of electric cars must be taken away from consumers. The counter-argument of the lack of range is outdated. The German does not drive an average of 40 kilometers per day, at the same time there are electric cars with ranges of over 400 kilometers. In addition – just as with the heat pump – more attractive offers must be designed by politicians and manufacturers. At home, the electric car is the cheapest and safest to fill up.-Dr. Andreas Piepenbrink, CEO of E3/DC.

EuPD Research conducted the survey among 1021 homeowners (panel) across Germany. The attitudes of homeowners to the topics of renewable energies, electromobility and heat are examined. The spatial distribution of single and two-family houses was taken into account when selecting the sample, which also allows comparisons at federal state level. The study is carried out by EuPD Research on behalf of E3/DC GmbH. This survey is accompanied by an E3/DC end customer survey (1003 E3/DC customers).

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  1. The German drives on average only 40 km / day and could therefore be content with little reach. This is utter madness! You don’t often drive, but you also drive more than 200 km twice a day, which is why the cut comes about.
    Everyone would have to have a 2nd. buy wagon. Good for industry, but bad for the climate. So it’s better to buy e-cars with a range of 250 km or a hybrid right away.


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