Hybrid and fully electric vehicles now considered as serious alternatives to petrol

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 17-Dec-18

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey shows that 52.2% of Australian drivers would now seriously consider buying a hybrid vehicle, compared with 48.8% a year ago. Interest in buying a fully electric vehicle has increased from 31.6% to 36.2% over the last 12 months. The overall consideration for electric based vehicles (hybrid or fully electric) is now 56.1%, an increase from 52.4% last year and well ahead of the nearest alternative, diesel on 45.5%. Diesel and LPG had been seen as the main alternatives to petrol up to 2015, but both have shown a declining trend over the last three years. Meanwhile, an estimated 77.5% of vehicles currently run on petrol, but this is likely to decline as only 63.7% of drivers say that their next vehicle is most likely have a petrol engine. These are some of the latest results from Roy Morgan’s ‘Automotive Currency Report’, which is based on in-depth personal interviews conducted face-to-face with over 50,000 Australians per annum in their own home, including over 37,000 drivers aged+18.


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