E-car survey: once electric, always electric

Is switching to an electric car worth it? More and more car buyers are asking this question. A current survey by the market research institute Puls on behalf of the car portal now provides the answers. Almost all owners of electric cars (97.5 percent) are satisfied with their vehicle, four out of five cannot even imagine changing to another type of drive.

These are the best electric cars

Selected products in tabular overview

BMW iX xDrive50


RRP from EUR 77,300, savings: up to EUR 13,386

Kia EV6

Kia EV6

RRP from EUR 44,990, savings: up to EUR 14,069 / in leasing from EUR 239

Mercedes EQS 580 4Matic

Mercedes EQS

RRP from EUR 97,807, savings: up to EUR 6,152

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Hyundai Ioniq 5

RRP from EUR 41,900, savings: up to EUR 12,594 / leasing from EUR 299

Audi Q4 e-tron 40

Audi Q4 e-tron

RRP from EUR 41,900, savings: up to EUR 12,420 / best leasing price: EUR 89

Skoda Enyaq iV80

Skoda Enyaq iV

RRP from EUR 34,600, savings: up to EUR 11,584 / in leasing from EUR 233

Mazda MX-30

Mazda MX-30

RRP from EUR 34,490, savings: up to EUR 13,419 / in leasing from EUR 197

Smart EQ Fortwo

Smart EQ for two

RRP from EUR 21,940, savings: up to EUR 11,430 / in leasing from EUR 60

Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3

RRP from EUR 46,560; Savings of up to EUR 7975 / in leasing from EUR 275.00

Opel Corsa-e

Opel Corsa-e

RRP from EUR 30,400; Savings: up to EUR 12,281.00

Volvo XC40 Recharge

Volvo XC40 Recharge

RRP from EUR 48,650; Savings: up to EUR 9570.00

There are many reasons for switching to electromobility: among buyers, environmental awareness (62 percent) and tax and fuel savings (50 percent) are the top motivations, followed by forward-looking mobility (45.5 percent) and the attractiveness of the available vehicle models (30 percent).

Hybrid drivers are also mostly satisfied

In addition to users of electric cars, plug-in hybrid (88.3 percent) and mild hybrid drivers (85.4 percent) are also satisfied – and most of them do not regret the switch at all. If drivers have a fully electric vehicle, they tend not to switch to another drive: 82 percent of the owners of e-cars said this, whereas 40.4 percent of drivers of a combustion engine would generally be willing to switch.

Not averse to many petrol and diesel drivers

Almost two-thirds of petrol and diesel drivers (65.8 percent) can basically imagine buying a vehicle with a fully electric drive. 80 percent of hybrid drivers would not be averse to buying a fully electric vehicle, and almost a quarter (24 percent) are already planning to buy one. On average, the e-car drivers surveyed cover 253.83 kilometers per week. More than a quarter (27 percent) report driving more than 250 kilometers per week.

Also criticism and improvement requests

It is not surprising that, despite the generally high level of satisfaction, there are also requests for improvements in the field of e-mobility. This is how Stromer drivers express their experiences about known prejudices against electromobility.
Electric charging station

Many electric car enthusiasts think there should be more public charging options.

The points of criticism: ▶︎ The range is too small (33 percent). ︎ There are too few charging options in the area (29 percent). ▶︎ Low flexibility and route planning based on charging time and infrastructure (28 percent). ▶︎ Charging the car takes too long (23 percent). ︎ The driving experience is different than with a combustion engine (12 percent). But: Over a third (33.5 percent) does not confirm any of the common prejudices or deficits.

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E-cars with funding for 25,000 to 40,000 euros

Who mainly drives e-cars?

And who actually drives an electric car? Currently behind the wheel of e-cars are mainly men (64 percent) and high earners with a net household income of at least 5000 euros per month (17 percent). They live in medium-sized towns (28.5 percent) and large cities (29.5 percent).

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