Tue, 12 Dec 2023

The 'Attitudes towards E-vehicles in Northern Ireland 2022/23' 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 2022/23 Continuous Household Survey (CHS).

The publication is available on the ASRB website.


Attitudes towards E-Vehicles in Northern Ireland

  • 33% of all respondents would 'definitely' or 'strongly consider' buying an electric vehicle as their next purchase, up from a quarter (25%) in 2019/20 but down from 37% in 2021/22.

  • Of those respondents, almost eight in ten (78%) intend to purchase an electric vehicle within the next 5 years.

  • Those living in urban areas were more likely to consider purchasing an electric vehicle than those living in rural areas.

  • The top three reasons that would encourage purchase an electric vehicle include: low overall running costs (54%), a grant towards purchase of an electric car (52%) and environmentally friendly (48%).

  • The most commonly given reason for discouraging the purchase of an electric vehicle is purchase price, given by over three quarters (76%) of respondents.

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