Within the newest spherical of survey work by Clear Vitality Canada and Abacus Information, solely 21% of Canadian adults assume they “most likely by no means will” personal an electrical automobile. On the different finish of the spectrum, 19% (the equal of greater than 5 million folks) say they love the concept of proudly owning one, and one other 31% are all in favour of contemplating one.
Most Canadians (63%) would like to see electrical automobiles grow to be nearly all of automobiles customers drive. Absolutely 80% assume it’s possible that electrical autos will attain that degree of acceptance. Half of these surveyed assume this may occur throughout the subsequent 15 years.
Private curiosity in buying an electrical automobile stays sturdy with 58% indicating that they’re sure, inclined or more likely to make their subsequent automotive electrical. Majorities assume electrical autos are higher for the setting and provide decrease fuelling prices, whereas combustion engines are cheaper to personal or lease and extra handy for refuelling. Opinion is split on upkeep prices.
About 1 in 10 folks say they’ve a automotive that runs on electrical energy in the present day and of these half are elated with the expertise and a complete of 93% are pleased with the selection.
Seventy two % (72%) assume Canada ought to take steps to draw producers of electrical autos right here, which is up 5 factors since November 2020. And three out of 4 folks assist using authorities subsidies to assist encourage customers to purchase electrical autos.
Canadians need electrical automobiles, they need the nation to fabricate electrical automobiles they usually wish to see authorities coverage assist each the affordability of these automobiles and assist entice funding into electrical automobile manufacturing. As extra persons are uncovered to a wider vary and ideally extra reasonably priced choices, all indicators are that this development goes to assemble momentum within the years to come back.”
—Bruce Anderson, Chairman, Abacus Information
“Electrical autos will be seen in every single place nowadays—on roads, in Tremendous Bowl adverts. In any case, one’s concern for local weather change is hardly the one motive to improve. Electrical autos are far cheaper to gasoline, faster to speed up, and sometimes technologically forward of the curve. Gone are the times when driving a Nissan Leaf or a Tesla mentioned one thing about you. In 2022, it’s only a good automotive.”
—Joanna Kyriazis, Transportation Program Supervisor, Clear Vitality Canada
The survey was carried out with 1,500 Canadian adults from January 20 to twenty fifth, 2022. A random pattern of panelists had been invited to finish the survey from a set of companion panels primarily based on the Lucid change platform. These companions are usually double opt-in survey panels, blended to handle out potential skews within the information from a single supply.
The margin of error for a comparable probability-based random pattern of the identical dimension is +/- 2.53%, 19 occasions out of 20.
The information had been weighted based on census information to make sure that the pattern matched Canada’s inhabitants based on age, gender, academic attainment, and area. Totals could not add as much as 100 attributable to rounding.