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Aussies Turning Backs On e-Cars

Tesla and other marketers of electric cars, beware new research by an outfit called Digital Edge is said to suggest that most Australians currently have no interest in buying an EV.

Some 62 per cent of respondents told Sydney-based researcher Digital Edge they certainly will not do so within the next 10 years.

The main problem for many is current pricing, with 49 per cent saying that’s the main reason they are not interested.

When asked what an acceptable price range would be for electric vehicles, close to half of the respondents (48 per cent) said they should be the same price as combustion engine cars, and 33 per cent say e-cars should be less expensive.

Some 24 per cent were worried about the currently limited number of charging stations, though only 19 per cent mentioned charging times as a reason for not buying electric cars.

Two thirds (66 per cent) said they would expect an EV to charge in less than 30 minutes, and 23 per cent expect under-10 minute charges. Digital Edge notes that the current average EV charging time in Australia is around 30 minutes.

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