Transportation / Mobility

August 3, 2012


Survey Shows Subsidies Greatly Promote Buying of EVs

Keywords: Local government Renewable Energy Transportation / Mobility 

Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan announced on May 25, 2012, the results of its survey among electric vehicle (EV) purchasers for home use, which was conducted in cooperation with JMA Research Institute Inc. (JMAR). According to the survey, EV purchasers ranged widely from those in their 20s to 70s. More than a half, 52.4 percent, own only an EV as their automobile for home use. The results also found that subsidies from both the national and prefectural governments were a great incentive for buying an EV. Other incentives included the environmentally friendly image and production of no exhaust gas.

While 90 percent respondents used a free quick charger once or more, many approved of pay services for charging outside of their home. Some respondents noted that increased numbers of charging stations and 24/7 charging services would be indispensable to any pay service.

The survey was conducted from October through November 2011 targeting 200 EV users residing in Kanagawa. The results will be utilized to promote EVs.

Kanagawa Prefecture to Promote Subsidies and Tax Credits for EVs (Related JFS article)

Posted: 2012/08/03 06:00:15 AM