A new survey from the social app provider “Blind” has revealed that roughly half of Korean auto-industry workers queried would consider purchasing a Tesla — rather than a vehicle produced by a local company — if they were in the market for an electric vehicle.
The survey only involved 164 people, it should be noted. But considering that the anonymous company bulletin boards operated by Blind only feature members who’ve had their company email addresses verified, the survey is certainly an interesting one. The firm’s auto section features around 100 bulletin boards for Korean auto companies, parts suppliers, and the local branches of foreign firms.
The Korea Herald provides the exact figures produced by the survey:
According to the survey, 53.7% of respondents said fully-electric vehicles would not become a general trend in the nation’s car market even in the future. The lack of charging facilities (53.7%) and high car prices (34.4 %) were cited as the key issues hindering the wider adoption of EVs here.
They picked Tesla (37.8%) and the nation’s largest Hyundai-Kia duo (29.3%) as the carmakers that would lead the upcoming era of electric mobility. But when asked about their personal choice, more than half the respondents (51.2%) said they would consider a Tesla car if they were to buy an EV.
We (somewhat) recently reported on a survey that resulted in similar findings that was conducted in Germany as well. It seems that, despite brand loyalty to local firms in many parts of the world, Tesla is still managing to make quite a name for itself. With the firm now seemingly being associated with quality, high-tech, and “the future” — for lack of a better way of putting it — it is getting fan support from all corners of the world.
(Hat tip here to Teslamondo).
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