Two out of three Belgians are considering buying an eco-friendly car within two years. Not only because it is better for the environment, but also because some Belgians think it will be mandatory by then. These numbers emerged from a study conducted by ING Bank at the end of European Mobility Week.
More than half (57%) of Belgians think politicians should prioritize all-electric public transport. Nearly half (47%) also believe that all of the company’s cars should be electric. Although only 1 percent of the number of cars worldwide is made up of electric and hybrid cars today, this percentage will systematically increase in the coming years. “This year alone, the number of new electric vehicles sold worldwide will halve. By the end of the year, we expect an increase of 4 to 6 percent, which will increase to 8 percent by next year,” says Philip Ledent, an economist at ING.
At 14 percent, Europe is the leader in best-selling new electric vehicles. Followed by China, with sales of electric vehicles increased by 9 percent at the end of this year. Norway leads the transformation with the vast majority of new electric vehicle sales (82%) in the first quarter of this year.
According to Leddent, the shortage of semiconductors, an essential part of electric vehicles, poses a real danger to electric vehicle production. Longer delivery times may also limit the increase in the number of new electric vehicle registrations this year.
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