Electric vehicles are undoubtedly the future of mobility and at the UN COP26 climate conference in early November, green mobility will be at the center of the agenda.
The auto industry, like any other industry, is grappling with the role it plays in creating a more sustainable planet and cleaner mobility is sought after in Southeast Asia and the rest of the world.
Transportation in Southeast Asia (SEA) is responsible for 40 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and 23 percent of carbon dioxide. However, as the region’s economy approaches growth in a sustainable manner, sustainable transport is the primary focus.
Regulators and industry players recognize the opportunity for the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) to reward their economies for simultaneously advancing their goals of economic growth and sustainable development.
So, to what extent are the inhabitants of this territory enthusiastic about the idea of welcoming green mobility? According to a recent survey by research firm Milieu Insight, less than half of Indonesian consumers are interested in purchasing an electric vehicle.
The highest interest was recorded in Thailand and Singapore, where 56% of consumers expressed interest in purchasing an electric vehicle for their next purchase. In Vietnam, 51 percent of consumers said the same, while in Indonesia and the Philippines, 47 percent.
The lowest was Malaysia with just 39% expressing interest in purchasing an electric vehicle on their next vehicle purchase.
“For those surveyed who said they would not consider buying an electric car, we wanted to better understand why. In Singapore, 71% said there were too few charging stations,” said Middle Insight in a statement, quoted Wednesday.
The same reason was also expressed by 59 percent of consumers in Thailand and 57 percent in Vietnam. In Malaysia, price is the main reason, 56%, followed by a lack of charging stations 55%.
Price is also the main concern of Indonesian consumers (47%). In the Philippines, the main concern is the long filling time, 50 percent.
For policymakers, tackling the problem of charging stations may be the obvious next step, as it is clear that grid-wide and fully accessible charging is essential for added convenience and to reduce the anxiety associated with it. to autonomy. (Ant / OL-12)