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Revolutionary Shift: Audi Abu Dhabi Unveils Groundbreaking Survey with 43% of UAE Residents Eager to Embrace Electric Vehicles

28 Dec 2023
  • What was the results of the survey that Audi did in the UAE?

Audi Abu Dhabi has revealed insights from its recent survey, indicating a significant shift in attitudes of UAE residents towards buying and owning electric vehicles (EVs). The survey showed that 43% of respondents are open to making an electric vehicle their primary mode of transportation.

Audi Abu Dhabi is shaping the future of mobility

Audi Abu Dhabi is shaping the future of mobility

Respondents showed a positive inclination towards EVs for long trips, with 77% of UAE residents stating that they do not mind embarking on extended journeys in electric vehicles. This suggests a growing confidence in the reliability and practicality of EVs for various travel needs.

Despite the general understanding of the UAE's expanding charging network, as acknowledged by 83% of respondents, a cautious 20% would still not be comfortable solely owning an EV. This highlights the importance of continued efforts to build confidence in the electric vehicle ecosystem.

Encouragingly, the survey also indicates a shift towards EVs as the primary and sole mode of transportation for residents. Notably, 40% of respondents expressed comfort with the idea of having an electric vehicle as their only car, highlighting a changing preference towards sustainable mobility solutions. Emiratis and Arab expats are leading the charge towards embracing electric vehicles, with 50% and 60%, respectively, expressing a likelihood to purchase an EV.

In terms of charging infrastructure, 41% of Abu Dhabi residents reported having the option to install a home charging point, contributing to the convenience and accessibility of charging solutions in the region.

Commenting on the survey findings, Scott Shears, General Manager at Audi Abu Dhabi, stated, "As we navigate the evolving landscape of personal mobility, we’re encouraged by the survey results that reflect a growing enthusiasm for electric vehicles among UAE residents. The data not only underscores a shift in preferences towards sustainable transportation but also emphasises the importance of continued collaboration between automotive industry stakeholders, government entities, and the community to foster a seamless transition to an electric future.”

Audi Abu Dhabi remains committed to shaping the future of mobility by providing innovative and sustainable transportation solutions that align with the evolving preferences of UAE residents.

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