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According to a survey carried out in four European countries on behalf of Bosch, no drive system seems to have lost its interest, whether electric vehicles powered by batteries or by fuel cells (hydrogen) , gasoline vehicles or even diesel.
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If the approximately 2,500 people polled in Germany, France, Italy and the UK were to decide tomorrow to choose a new car, 1 in 2 people would opt for the combustion engine for their main car, and almost 1 person out of 3 would do the same for their second car.
However, when asked what type of engine will be used the most in 2030, nearly 68% of respondents place electric drive first, ahead of hybrid vehicles and combustion engines.
They also agree on the potential of electric vehicles powered by fuel cells, also known as "hydrogen", which nearly 1 in 3 people consider the future of mobility.
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The study also tells us that 70% of respondents recommend a purchase premium not only for electrified vehicles, but also for cars with a combustion engine (gasoline or diesel).
"Promoting modern combustion engines can accelerate the renewal of the vehicle fleet and, therefore, contribute to the preservation of the environment and the climate", explains Stefan Hartung, president of the sector "Solutions for mobility" at Bosch, all the more so if these engines are supplied with synthetic fuels, called “eFuels”, made from renewable hydrogen and CO2 from the ambient air.
Finally, 60% of the people questioned say they are unable to envisage their life without a car.
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