More than half of Russians are not ready to buy an electric car only because of a 25% discount

A 25% discount alone is not enough to buy an electric car, 62% of Russians believe, according to a study by RGS Bank. A third of the respondents said that for this they need the development of appropriate infrastructure. The study involved 2 thousand respondents aged 18 and over from different Russian cities with a population of 500 thousand or more. The survey was conducted in September 2021. “Every fifth respondent (19%) agrees with the fact that this measure can stimulate the demand for Russian-made electric cars. However, 62% of respondents believe that discounts alone are not enough to increase the popularity of electric cars. At the same time, half of the respondents are ready to buy an electric car assembled in Russia, provided it is of high quality, and a third – taking into account the active development of the electric transport infrastructure in the country, “TASS quotes an excerpt from the report. The Ministry of Industry and Trade has prepared a draft resolution on a 25% discount on the purchase of electric vehicles on credit. and leasing for Russian citizens. In addition, the department has proposed from 2022….

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