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20% Finns dream to own hybrid, electric car

Published : 22 Jan 2021, 22:27

Updated : 23 Jan 2021, 10:26

  DF Report

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Five per cent of the Finns intend to buy a hybrid or electric car this year, according to a survey commissioned by Pohjola Insurance.

The survey also showed that up to 20 per cent of Finns dream about a hybrid or electric car, said a press release on Friday.

Correspondingly, one half of them dream about a combustion engine car and seven per cent of Finns intend to buy one this year.

“The results show that there is interest in hybrid and electric cars, but many people are still considering the matter before making a purchase decision,” said Pohjola Insurance Motor Vehicle Insuring Director Kristian Hiljander.

The increasing growth in the popularity of electric cars also shows in the statistics of the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom.

There were already about 48,000 rechargeable hybrid and fully electric cars in Finland at the end of September 2020 and their number has almost doubled compared with that in the corresponding period of 2019.

The European Commission aims to have 30 million electric cars in traffic by 2030. At the national level, Finland is committed to halving its traffic emissions by 2030 from the level of 2005 and road traffic is considered to offer the biggest reduction potential.

The survey was conducted in an online panel, which received responses from 2,011 Finnish adults.

The survey was conducted for Pohjola Insurance by Taloustutkimus. The error margin of responses is +/-2 per cent.