Mon, 27 Mar 2023

The 'Attitudes towards E-vehicles in Northern Ireland 2021/22' report is now available. This report, produced by the Analysis, Statistics and Research Branch (ASRB) of the Department for Infrastructure (DfI), presents findings from the 2021/22 Continuous Household Survey (CHS).

The publication is available on the ASRB website.

Key Points

Attitudes towards E-Vehicles in Northern Ireland

  • Over a third (37%) of all respondents would 'definitely' or 'strongly consider' buying an electric vehicle as their next purchase, up from a quarter (25%) in 2019/20.
  • Of those, almost 8 in ten respondents (79%) intend to purchase an electric vehicle within the next 5 years.
  • Male respondents and those living in urban areas were more likely to consider purchasing an electric vehicle than females and those living in rural areas.

  • The top three reasons that would encourage purchase an electric vehicle include: 'low overall running costs' (55%), 'environmentally friendly' (53%) and the up to Pound 3,000 grant towards purchase of an electric car/Pound 8,000 towards electric van purchase (53%).
  • The leading concern, towards purchasing an electric vehicle is the purchase price itself, with 70% of respondents reporting this as a discouraging factor.

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