Italians and electric cars


Italians confirm their worries about car pollution and show great sensibility towards environmentally friendly behaviors.

Almost one Italian out of two is said to be willing to leave his/her car at home and travel by bike or just by walking, whereas one out of three is oriented towards using public transport. Arguably, the tendency to buy low-emission vehicles is generally less widespread. However, almost two Italians out of three would opt for hybrid or electric cars if they were asked to change their own car now.

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Read Barbara Saracino’s article published on Il Sole 24 Ore.

The Science and Technology in Society Monitor is an initiative promoted by Observa and supported by Foundation Compagnia di San Paolo.

It is conducted through CATI-method interviews on a sample of 1000 cases, representative of the Italian population over 15 years of age.

Observa Science in Society is a non-profit, independent, legally recognized research centre promoting the study and discussion of the interaction between science and society, with the aim of stimulating dialogue among researchers, policy makers and citizens.

Translated by Giulia Burato.