A private survey found that about 60% of people cited a price lower than 2 million yen when considering purchasing an EV = electric vehicle as the electrification of cars accelerates.

There are few cars that cost less than 2 million yen even with subsidies from the national and local governments, and it seems that the key to widespread use is whether the price can be significantly reduced.

According to the results of a questionnaire released this month by "Park 24," which manages parking lots, when asked about 6,800 members "what happens to EVs," the most common answer was "price." When it became affordable, ”was 34%.



Furthermore, when asked about the specific amount of money for these people, "1 million yen or less" was 11%, "1.5 million yen or less" was 22%, and "2 million yen or less" was 28%, totaling about 60%. It turns out that the person in the market has a price lower than 2 million yen.



EVs sold in Japan may cost less than 2 million yen with subsidies from the national and local governments for some models, but most of them exceed 2 million yen even with subsidies.



Automakers are accelerating the electrification of cars as the momentum for decarbonization increases, but it seems that the key to the widespread use of EVs will be a significant reduction in prices.

Even if you receive assistance, it is 3 million yen more

▽ The Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry have established systems for national subsidies when purchasing EVs.



The amount of subsidy varies depending on the distance that can be run on a single charge, but the Ministry of the Environment has a maximum of 800,000 yen and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has a maximum of 600,000 yen.



▽ Tokyo Metropolitan Government provides up to 600,000 yen for EV purchases using this Ministry of the Environment system, ▽ Adachi Ward, Koto Ward, etc. provide their own subsidies, such as subsidizing 100,000 yen independently. There are also places where it is done.



On the other hand, the prices of the main EVs sold in Japan range from 3 million yen to 4 million yen.



For example, with the assistance of the Ministry of the Environment and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government,


▽ Nissan's "Leaf" is the lowest priced model, which is in the 1.9 million yen range including tax, which is less than 2 million yen.



▽ Honda's "Honda e" is in the 3.2 million yen range, ▽ Mazda's "MX-30" EV is in the 3.4 million yen range, ▽ American EV maker Tesla's "Model 3" is in the 2.9 million yen range, many It will be about 3 million yen.

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