To better understand the present landscape of EV consideration and adoption in Canada, Volvo Car Canada Ltd. commissioned research about Canadian’s interest in buying electric vehicles. Over 70% of participants in the survey who test-drove a full electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) were convinced to seriously consider making a purchase after the experience.
As Canada moves toward a more electric future, this highlights the need of providing test drives and facilitating first-hand experience and access to EVs for the next generation of drivers.
Among the most significant results of the research were:
- 72% of Canadians who have driven an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle would consider buying one.
- 57% of Canadian EV and PHEV owners cited a desire to reduce their environmental impact as a motivating factor in making the purchase.
- 4 in 10 Canadian EV and PHEV owners say they were swayed to make the purchase by having driven an EV or PHEV in the past.
- 53% of Canadian drivers who have driven an EV or PHEV in the past responded that the availability of a cheap charging station for installation in their house or condominium would encourage them to buy another.
- Only 8% of Canadians now own an EV or plug-in hybrid EV (PHEV)
- Roughly 77% of Canadian motorists have never operated an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid vehicle.
According to a poll of 8,027 individuals in the United States conducted by Consumer Reports, this is the case. According to the study results, more than a third of Americans would “certainly” or “seriously” consider purchasing or leasing an electric-only car if they were in the market for a vehicle today.
Released earlier this year, this study builds on the findings of Volvo Car Canada Ltd.’s 2022 Mobility Trend Report, which analyzed how shifting commuting patterns in Canada foresee a greener future. Almost two-thirds of Canadians, according to the research, believe it is very essential to make a positive impact on the environment through their vehicle choices.
With continued progress in lowering emissions across its entire value chain, Volvo Cars are on target to become a climate-neutral firm by 2040. Volvo is still beaming about the fact that every single model they make is available in an electric form. Volvo’s goal for new car content by 2025 is for it to be comprised of recycled and bio-based materials at a rate of 25 percent. The first fully leather-free Volvo is the all-electric C40 Recharge. This includes the upholstery, gear lever, and steering wheel.