Rising numbers of Australians looking at Electric and Hybrid vehicles for their next set of wheels

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 29-Aug-19

New data from Roy Morgan shows that 1,383,000 Australians aged 14+ are looking to drive a hybrid vehicle, and 537,000 are intending on driving an electric vehicle, as their next car (either new or used). The number of Australians looking to drive a hybrid car as their next vehicle has increased by 341,000 since June 2018, and the number of consumers intending to drive an electric vehicle has increased by 125,000. When looking specifically at those intending to purchase an electric vehicle within the next four years, some 92,000 Australians intend on purchasing a used electric vehicle, up from 53,000 as of June 2018 (an increase of 39,000). However, the opposite trend was apparent for those looking to purchase a new electric vehicle within four years. As of June 2019, a total of 49,000 Australians were looking to buy a new electric vehicle, compared with 57,000 as of June 2018 (a decrease of 8,000). These are the latest findings from the Roy Morgan Single Source survey, derived from in-depth face-to-face interviews with 1,000 Australians each week and over 50,000 each year.


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