Italians and electric cars: the No-Watt propaganda sets the standard

Here’s what Italians think about the electric car, according to Findomestic Observatory

No Watt propaganda works, no doubt about it. For Italians, the electric car is actually not that eco-sustainable and it is not comfortable to use. That’s what the Findomestic Observatory says in collaboration with Eumetra. Opinions not the result of direct experience, of course, but obtained by reading the various Del Viscovo, or following the broadcasts of Porro or Formigli on TV.

Italians and electric cars: unpleasant and not very ecological

The result is that 4 out of 10 Italians believe that electric and electrified models will really be green only when they are powered by renewable energy and when the solution for a will has been found proper disposal of batteries. Because 1 out of 4 remains problem with where to recharge it. Therefore, the mood of the Italians towards the electric car is distorted by the no Watt propaganda. And it is very different from the facts and from those who use the electric car every day.

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Italians and electric cars: unknown incentives

The prejudice is so ingrained that they come incentives are also rejected. 62% of respondents have heard of it, but only 5% say they are serious about exploiting it, likely 19%, while 38% rule it out. And among those who are aware of the incentives, 31% don’t even know what they are. In general, Italians are divided between those who consider the incentives “little” or “not at all” useful (48%) to buy a new car, and those who instead consider them “very” or “fairly useful” (52 % ).

Long live the hybrids, but what are they?

Today, almost half of Italians (47%, just two years ago the percentage was 10 points lower) believe that his next car will be a hybrid (plug with or without charging). But only 23% know them, 44% vaguely and 33% not at all. That 14% of the Italians instead say that want to buy a fully electric car. Only 24% will choose a traditional engine: 12% will choose diesel, another 12% for petrol. On the other hand, the same percentage of the sample (12%) thinks about LPG. Almost no one (2%) will value a methane or hydrogen car.

Diesel and petrol fall in preference by 4 and 3 percentage points respectively compared to two years ago, while natural gas has fallen by 11 percentage points due to the large price increase at the distributor.

Italians and electric cars: the recharging puzzle

Among those who said they were likely to buy a “plug-in” car as their next car, therefore a plug-in hybrid or full electric, 25% will use the box system without any additional installation, while 23% are willing to make changes to your box, such as installing a wallbox and 18% will install the wallbox without changing the electrical system. 35% plan to rely on public electricity poles, 5% will recharge their car at their workplace and finally 8% still do not know which solution to use for recharging.

The dealer, an all-round consultant

In a general context of great uncertainty such as the current one and in an equally uncertain car market in this phase of the transition to electricity, dealerconfirms Findomestic Observatory, takes on an increasingly central role. It is perceived as the place where get a 360° consultation (lion) on what type of car you buy according to your needs (38% of the answers). Secondly, according to the interviewees, the concessionaire is the place for financial negotiation and payment (32% of the total responses).

28% of the sample then indicated the dealership as the place to test drive new models. 27% perceive it as the best interlocutor to sell or buy a used car or to be accompanied by experienced staff to configure the model to be purchased.

Only 20% is paid in cash

Among those who intend to buy a new or used car, it remains the preferred purchase solution financing at the point of sale (32% of preferences) and in second place personal loan (27%). 20% of the next car buyers will pay in cashwhile 13% will spend rental formulas long-term and leasing.

Problem: Biblical Times of Delivery

“The car market_ comments Claudio Bardazzi, Findomestic Observatory Manager _, it is now heavily influenced by various factors that affect the desire to buy. One of the most relevant is problem with delivery delays: As we have found in the in-depth analysis, 43% of customers would evaluate other available models today instead of waiting around 6 months for a new car, 13% would move to a used one and 17% would abandon the purchase and postpone it to better times. Would be only 27% of those interviewed are willing to wait”.

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