The Australia Institute surveyed a representative sample of 616 South Australians about electric vehicles (EVs). Respondents were asked how likely it was that their next car would be an EV and their reasons for considering such a purchase.
- A majority of South Australians (56%) are considering purchasing an EV as their next vehicle, which is 14% higher than August 2021.
- This includes one in four (25%) who say their next car definitely will be an EV and one in three (31%) who say their next car may be an EV.
- Liberal voters were the most likely to say their next car definitely will be an EV, at 34%, compared with 28% of Greens voters and 13% of Labor voters.
- Of those South Australians considering purchasing an EV, more than one in two (56%) were doing so to help tackle climate change while 48% were seeking to avoid paying for petrol.