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The electric car faces the mistrust of the French, according to an Ifop poll


The year 2022 is synonymous with a record for the electricity sector in France. Yet that doesn't seem to translate into the hearts of the French.

It's quite a paradox.

The electric car is selling well in France but divides the French just as much.

The study by the Sixt Mobility Observatory, in collaboration with Ifop, confirms this observation for the year 2022. 1,501 people representative of the French population aged 18 or over were interviewed.

If we talk so much about the car, it is because this means of transport still predominates in the habits of the French.

72% of people tested say they are quite dependent or very dependent on it.

Between 2019 and 2022, the trend remained unchanged: in municipalities with more than 20,000 inhabitants, 61% of respondents are dependent on this mobility.

That's one percent more than before.

The car is therefore at the heart of the daily life of users.

Especially since for the majority of the latter, this choice is motivated by three main reasons: saving time, the lack of alternative transport options but above all the need for everyone to feel free during the journey.

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Record sales but growing reluctance

If the French are attached to their habits, the most "


" solution is therefore to buy an electric car.

But, only problem, 65% of the panel of the investigation does not intend to buy an electric vehicle in the years to come.

In twelve years, the positive perception of such a purchase has deteriorated sharply.

In 2010, 49% of people were in favor of buying an electric vehicle in the next two to three years.

In 2022, they are only 31%.

In addition, 42% of respondents think that the development of electric vehicles is a bad solution to fight against global warming.

The brakes are multiple and remain firmly anchored.

To this day, the price (between 20,000 and 90,000 €), the lack of charging terminals and the insufficient performance of the vehicles (350km of autonomy on average) make electric an uncertain investment.

And yet: last year, 203,121 electric cars were registered.

An increase of 25% over one year which contrasts with the reluctance of French users.

Source: lefigaro

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