Roughly a third of those surveyed plan to drive their car on gasoline or diesel for as long as possible, and then buy a used car with an internal combustion engine after 2035. A similar number of people are planning to buy a high-quality car on traditional fuels just before the European regulation comes into force, so that it lasts as long as possible.

On the contrary, 18 percent of people are counting on the purchase of an electric car due to the European Union regulation. Roughly seven percent of people in the survey said they will be car-free after 2035 and will use other modes of transportation. About a percent of respondents want to use publicly shared electric cars.

Czechs would be most motivated to purchase an electric car by improving the driving distance, according to the survey. 72 percent of respondents cited this as a motivation for purchasing it. This is followed by lower operating costs, which were reported by about 70 percent of people, a denser network of charging stations, a lower price of electricity for recharging a car, or lower purchase prices for electric cars. Data collection for the survey was carried out online at the end of August 2023. A total of over 520 drivers from the Czech Republic participated.

The fact is that the Czechs still have enough time to solve this issue. The end of the sale of new cars with petrol or diesel engines threatens only from 2035. A lot can happen until then (see the softening of the Euro 7 emission standard or, conversely, high fuel prices), as well as technological progress is moving forward quickly.

“Innovation in the field of range is moving forward rapidly. Manufacturers of electric cars are constantly increasing the capacity of batteries, which is reflected in the extension of the driving distances of electric cars, and it is no longer the case that the maximum is 300 kilometers per charge. There are now dozens of models on the market that exceed this ceiling, and some even double it,” said Jaroslav Kumbera, director of the car financing department of Raiffeisen – Leasing.

Along with this, their purchase prices are also falling, which can be seen in the example of the new Volvo EX30 and Citroën ë-C3. Due to the complexity of the internal combustion engine and the entire system related to it (gearbox, exhaust pipe, etc.) and the expected gradual reduction in sales of gasoline and diesel engines in favor of electric cars, it may soon happen that electric cars will be cheaper to purchase than conventional ones.

What will you do when the sale of cars with internal combustion engines is banned in 2035?

I’ll switch to an electric car.

I will change to a bus/train or use shared transport.

Just before that, I will buy another car with an internal combustion engine.

I will keep the car I already have running.

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