Automotive Industry

Nearly half of all prospective new car buyers are thinking of going electric

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With COVID-19 bringing environmental concerns to the forefront of people's minds, EV sales are on the rise. Image: Unsplash/Andrew Roberts

Randall Miller
Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility Leader, EY Global
Martin Cardell
Mobility Solutions Leader, EY Global
Gaurav Batra
Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility Analyst Leader, EY Global
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Powertrain preference of consumers planning to buy a car
Though cars powered by fossil fuels still dominate new purchases, electric cars are gaining popularity. Image: Ernst & Young
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Decline in monthly travel journeys: before COVID-19 and future intention
The COVID-19 pandemic has a huge impact on the amount of travelling workers did each day. Image: Ernst & Young
Shift in respondents frequency to work from home or remote
Remote working looks set to continue post COVID-19. Image: Ernst & Young
Shift in work journeys before COVID-19 vs future intention
COVID-19 has changed how many people wish to travel to work. Image: Ernst & Young

Shift in car ownership
Car ownership looks set to increase across households. Image: Ernst & Young

Top 5 motivations and concerns when purchasing an EV
Though many people wish to buy an EV for the positive environmental impact, the cost is the most pressing concern for most people. Image: Ernst & Young

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