Leading factors for not buying an electric car in Japan 2019

The majority of Japanese respondents, around 53 percent, stated that high purchasing prices keep them away from considering a switch from conventional to electric cars, according to a survey conducted by Rakuten Insight in June 2019. In contrast, over four percent of respondents were doubting the positive effects of electric cars on the environment.

Main reasons for not considering the purchase of an electric car in Japan as of June 2019

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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

Japan

Survey time period

June 7 to 30, 2019

Number of respondents

623*

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up to three answers allowed

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*Out of an initial sample of 623 people questioned for their intentions of purchasing an electric car, 523 respondents who were not considering a purchase were surveyed for this question.

Original question: "What factors are currently deterring you from purchasing an electric car?"

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