According to the results of a survey among 10,000 respondents aged 18 and over living in Russian cities with a million population, analysts found that every third Russian is ready to switch to an electric car. This was reported on August 11 by the portal “Kolesa.RU” with reference to the press service of the organizations “Avito Auto” and “Renaissance Insurance”.
According to the results of the study, 31% of respondents are ready to use an electric car right now. As a rule, buzzers (49%), young people under the age of 24, express the greatest readiness. In addition, car owners are ready to convert their car into an electric car due to environmental concerns (49%), low charging costs (48%) and the safety of cars with an electric motor (34%).
Experts have found that 45% of Russians are ready to invest their own money in updating a car in order to convert it into an electric car. Another 38% of respondents expressed their willingness to spend up to 500 thousand rubles. With a more impressive amount, from 500 thousand to 1 million rubles, only 5% of Russians are ready to part.
Earlier, on August 2, the Russian startup Kama began accepting orders for the domestic Atom electric car. The prepayment amount is 7 thousand rubles. It is noteworthy that this payment is refundable, that is, the pre-order can be canceled at any time.
Atom is scheduled to go into mass production in 2025. The project is positioned as Russian, but the company has an engineering division in China, and an Italian studio was involved in the creation of the design. Suppliers include Russian, Turkish and Chinese companies.