Study: one in two Romanians would prefer the eco car

Study: one in two Romanians would prefer the eco car, but the price and infrastructure are daunting .

According to an iVox study, initiated by CEZ Romania, conducted between July 24 and 30, one in two Romanians would opt for a less polluting means of mobility, such as the hybrid vehicle (3 out of 10) or electric (2 out of 10) , If the infrastructure would be sufficiently developed and the cost of acquisition would be affordable. Nearly 5 out of 10 respondents said they did not know how extensive the free electric charging station network is, and more than 6 out of 10 think that Romanian cities are not ready for electric mobility.

7 out of 10 Romanians in the country's big cities believe that the electric motor and the performance batteries will have a major impact on urban transport, but also that large cities in Romania do not have enough loading stations to maintain the autonomy of electric cars. The cost of acquisition (important for 8 out of 10 respondents), limited autonomy and long charging time (one in three for both variants) are the reasons for keeping the Romanians from buying an electric or hybrid vehicle.

The study also shows that the car is the urban transport vehicle preferred by most of the Romanians (6 out of 10 respondents), while the bicycle is a preferred means of transportation of only 2 out of 10 Romanians. 4 out of 10 Romanians believe that autonomous cars (driving alone) will cause significant environmental changes. 50% of respondents believe that the maintenance of an electric car is less expensive than the maintenance of a thermal motor vehicle, and most realize that the number of electric cars will increase due to the increasing interest in non-polluting modes of transport.

As part of efforts to boost green mobility and reduce pollution, CEZ, the largest renewable energy producer in Romania, is investing in E-Mobility solutions. Martin Zmelik, CEZ Group CEO in Romania and TV presenter Cabral Ibacka initiated "E-Mobility Day" on July 26 in Romania, continuing the tradition of 2016 when the two were the protagonists of a film about the future of E- Mobility in Romania.

If, in 2016, for the first time, the two had traveled with a single "full" battery route Bucharest-Pitesti, this year, in order to emphasize the importance of mobility for the inhabitants of modern cities, the protagonists made Bucharest aboard a Renault Zoe vehicle in the fleet Company and electric bicycles.
After driving an electric vehicle in Bucharest busy traffic, the CEZ Group CEO in Romania and his guest traveled part of the route on two electric bikes, prototypes made available by Pegas. The experiment of the two showed that moving without the thermal engine in the big cities is not only possible, but also fun.

" Our last year experiment and the 2017 electric city tour are part of the company's strategy to develop infrastructure for electric mobility. In addition to the loading stations next to the CEZ headquarters in Craiova and Pitesti, which have free access to all our electric vehicle owners, we encourage our employees to use the electric and hybrid cars in their own park.
Thus, the electric vehicle Renault Zoe in the CEZ park has traveled 5,200 km from its acquisition so far and 130 employees of the company have tested the capabilities of this model. During the period of use, an average of 300 km of green mobility per month resulted, "said Martin Zmelik. The movie of this "electric tour" can be seen here .

Equally, the CEZ Group has plans to extend the charging station network and in the autumn of last year filed a financing request of 650,000 lei from the Environmental Fund Authority for a project to extend the network of stations in the Oltenia region. In the Czech Republic's home country, CEZ already operates a network of 70 charging stations (of which 26 ultra-fast) and has obtained European funds to finance the expansion of the grid between 2017-2020 with another 42 stations, Under the Connecting Europe Facility.

The study supported by CEZ Romania also showed that:

  • 87% of respondents believe that the most important benefit of the means of electric mobility is low polluting emissions . The second benefit mentioned - is quieter (49.5%)
  • 50% of respondents believe that the maintenance of an electric car is less expensive than the maintenance of a motor vehicle and most realize that the number of electric cars will increase due to the increasing interest in non-polluting modes
  • 5 out of 10 Romanians estimate the fuel costs for their own cars somewhere under 300 lei (plus VAT) per month and 4 out of 10 spend between 300 and 500 lei per month for fuel
  • 56% of respondents travel daily by car and 70% of them in the city
  • 7 out of 10 Romanians consider that another efficient method of reducing pollution in big cities in Romania would be the introduction of electric buses, and 61% believe that the bicycle, the tricycle or the moped contribute to the reduction of the pollution.
  • The study was conducted on a sample of 1,668 respondents from large cities (over 100,000 inhabitants) between July 24 and July 2017.

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