More than a third of motorists in Luxembourg are not ready to switch to electric cars, a survey has found.
In their latest question of the month, TNS Ilres asked respondents if they would be ready to swap their combustion engine car for an electric-fuelled vehicle.
The response, which was published on Wednesday, found that 35% of respondents were not ready for the switch. 17% said they could definitely or probably switch tomorrow while 31% said they would make the switch under certain conditions.
The survey found that the older respondents were more reluctant to change with 45% of people over 65 years against switching to an electric vehicle. Luxembourg residents who responded were also less enthusiastic than foreign residents, with 42% of Luxembourgers opposing swapping their current cars compared to 26% of foreign residents.
The survey findings could make interesting reading for the country’s decision-makers, who are trying to engineer a shift towards electric mobility. The government has begun introducing electric or low emission vehicles into its fleet. Meanwhile, the Third Industrial Revolution strategy, adopted by the government in 2016, foresees a shift to 100% electric mobility, both private and public, by 2050.
Responding to a parliamentary question by Serge Wilmes (CSV), published on 21 September, transport minister François Bausch however said that there would be no deadline after which combustion engine vehicles would be banned from Luxembourg’s roads.