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Electric cars mainly appeal to the wealthy

According to a recent study, electric cars would be particularly popular with the wealthiest motorists.

In recent years, the electric car market has been developing at breakneck speed. And for good reason, the offer is growing and ever more varied, now covering all segments from city cars to large SUVs. But that’s not all, because the public authorities are also doing everything to encourage motorists to switch to zero-emissions. Bonus / malus system, traffic restriction and other conversion bonus, all means are good! Not to mention the fact that sales of thermal cars will be banned in Europe anyway from 2035. This should largely encourage drivers to take the plunge.

A real success

But for the moment, the electric car is still difficult to access for many motorists. Indeed, these models generally cost much more than their thermal equivalents, which obviously deters many. And it is now proven by a recent American study, as well as French data. These show that it is above all the wealthiest motorists who own electric cars. These are also more present in large cities than in rural areas. However, it is this one which should be electrified first according to a researcher.

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The numbers speak

According to the latter ” the electrification of the vehicle fleet highlights the trends that were emerging even more. New cars are simply reserved for wealthier households. Today, even the middle classes are excluded. Let’s hope that prices finally start to fall so that electric cars can be accessible to as many people as possible. Because for the moment, it is still very far from being the case. But things are starting to look up…

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