US Consumers’ Priorities, Preferences, and Willingness to Pay for Powertrain Systems and Features, 2018

US Consumers’ Priorities, Preferences, and Willingness to Pay for Powertrain Systems and Features, 2018

Customers are Willing to Consider xEVs While Purchasing their Next Car

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26-Apr-2019
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Research Code: ME02-01-00-00-00
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Declining diesel share gives rise to newer opportunities for electric vehicles. Understanding consumer needs becomes quintessential toward driving future mobility developments. This research focuses on consumer needs and their willingness to pay for various powertrain features and electric vehicles. The respondents were questioned based on numerous factors such as reliability, fuel economy, easy availability of the fuel, good everyday performance, low cost of ownership, good resale value, low noise and vibration, inexpensive to purchase, very low/zero emissions, sporty performance, tax credits, and other incentives such as HOV lane access and to understand which motivates them to consider purchasing a vehicle. An overview on the impact of Volkswagen diesel emission scandal and changing consumer perception of diesels has also been captured.

Key Features

The key takeaways of the study include:

  • Vehicles are mainly used on city roads and highways. Around half of the drivers do not drive more than 250 miles a day ever.
  • Although reliability and safety are the most important factors for choosing vehicle, luxury car owners consider performance and personalization of the vehicle more often.
  • Innovation seekers and selective adopters are more often considering performance aspects when choosing engine.
  • Fuel economy is a higher priority compared to performance. Females and drivers of small cars and SUVs with gasoline engine are especially keen on achieving good fuel economy.
  • More than 80% of the drivers are willing to trade in their current vehicle for more fuel-efficient vehicle at fuel price of $5 per gallon.
  • Next Vehicle Segment - On average, of those who prefer diesel engines, 55% would want an idle start–stop system, while 43% would want cylinder deactivation. These preferences can overlap, with 25% not wanting any of those.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the general purchasing criteria and powertrain attributes that customers in the US consider while buying the car of their choice?
  • What is the customer interest in considering a diesel-driven car as the next purchase?
  • How is the customer perception of diesel cars changing?
  • What is the impact of the Volkswagen emission scandal on such perception?
  • What is the consumer perception of xEVs? How does it change by EV type — mild, full, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric cars? What are the key reasons for the consideration of xEVs?
  • How has the awareness level of xEVs improved over the last few years? How has the switching behavior changed over the years? 

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Executive Summary (continued)

General Purchasing Criteria—Features

Importance of Vehicle Technologies

Willingness to Switch to a More Fuel-efficient Vehicle Based on Fuel Prices

Considered and Preferred Fuel Engine Type

Considered and Preferred Fuel Engine Type—By Segment

Electric Vehicle Driving Range

Research Objectives

Research Methodology

Key Questions this Study will Answer

Sample Overview—Sample Structure

Weighting Methodology

Psychographic Segments—Overview of Driver Segments

Vehicle Ownership—By Gender

Vehicle Ownership and Usage—By Gender

Current Fuel Type and Average Daily Mileage—By Segment

Current Fuel Engine Type—By Region and Current Vehicle Segment

Vehicles with Turbo Charged or Supercharged Engine

Driving Patterns—Average Usage of Vehicle

General Purchasing Criteria—Features

Engine Selection Criteria

Engine Selection Criteria—By Current Vehicle Segment

Factors Determining Preferred Engine Choice

Factors Determining Preferred Engine Choice—By Segment

Factors Determining Preferred Engine Choice

Factors Determining Preferred Engine Choice—By Preferred Fuel Type

Fuel Efficiency versus Performance and Utility Trade off

Willingness to Pay for Fuel Economy Versus Performance

Willingness to Pay for Fuel Economy Versus Performance—By Segment

Importance of Vehicle Technologies

Importance of Vehicle Technologies—By Segment

Importance of Vehicle Technologies—By Factors

Importance Versus Satisfaction Matrix

Importance Versus Satisfaction Matrix—Male Versus Female Respondents

Importance Versus Satisfaction Matrix—Luxury Versus Non-luxury Vehicle Owners

Current Versus Preferred Vehicle Segment (Next Purchase)

Current Versus Preferred Vehicle Segment (Next Purchase)—By Segment

Current Versus Preferred Vehicle Segment (Next Purchase)

Bugdet for Next Vehicle

Preferred Way of Purchase

Willingness to Switch to a More Fuel-efficient Vehicle Based on Fuel Prices

Current Versus Preferred Fuel Type

Considered and Preferred Fuel Engine Type

Considered and Preferred Fuel Engine Type—By Segment

Considered and Preferred Fuel Engine Type—By Type

Electric Vehicle as Primary Vehicle Versus Supplemental Vehicle—By Current Vehicle Segment

Powertrain Expected Uptake Rate of Major Engine Categories

Powertrain Expected Uptake Rate of Major Engine Categories

Powertrain Expected Uptake Rate of Gasoline Engine Types—By Next Vehicle Segment

Powertrain Expected Uptake Rate of Gasoline Engine Types

Powertrain Expected Uptake Rate of Gasoline Engine Options

Powertrain Expected Uptake Rate of Diesel Engine Options—By Next Vehicle Segment

Powertrain Expected Uptake Rate of Diesel Engine Options

Powertrain Expected Uptake Rate of Plug-in Electric Engine Types

Expected Uptake Rates of Charging Options—By Next Vehicle Segment

Considered Fuel Type by Demographics

Attitude Towards Environment—By Considered Fuel Type

Attitude Towards Vehicle Technology—By Considered Fuel Type

General Criteria for Purchasing a New Vehicle—By Considered Fuel Type

Current Fuel Type—By Considered Fuel Type

Mileage—By Considered Fuel Type

Willingness to Pay Extra for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Engine

Willingness to Pay Extra for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

Willingness to Pay Extra for Diesel and Hybrid

Willingness to Pay Extra for Diesel and Hybrid—By Segment

Willingness to Pay Extra for Diesel and Hybrid

Electric and PHEV Vehicles

Electric Vehicle Driving Range Expectations

Electric Vehicle Driving Range Expectations—By Segment

Electric Vehicle Driving Range

Growth Opportunity—Convert the Interest in xEVs to Sale

Strategic Imperatives for Consumer Interest in xEVs

Key Conclusions

Legal Disclaimer

Market Engineering Methodology

List of Exhibits

List of Exhibits (continued)

List of Exhibits (continued)

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Related Research
Declining diesel share gives rise to newer opportunities for electric vehicles. Understanding consumer needs becomes quintessential toward driving future mobility developments. This research focuses on consumer needs and their willingness to pay for various powertrain features and electric vehicles. The respondents were questioned based on numerous factors such as reliability, fuel economy, easy availability of the fuel, good everyday performance, low cost of ownership, good resale value, low noise and vibration, inexpensive to purchase, very low/zero emissions, sporty performance, tax credits, and other incentives such as HOV lane access and to understand which motivates them to consider purchasing a vehicle. An overview on the impact of Volkswagen diesel emission scandal and changing consumer perception of diesels has also been captured.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Features

The key takeaways of the study include:

  • Vehicles are mainly used on city roads and highways. Around half of the drivers do not drive more than 250 miles a day ever.
  • Although reliability and safety are the most important factors for choosing vehicle, luxury car owners consider performance and personalization of the vehicle more often.
  • Innovation seekers and selective adopters are more often considering performance aspects when choosing engine.
  • Fuel economy is a higher priority compared to performance. Females and drivers of small cars and SUVs with gasoline engine are especially keen on achieving good fuel economy.
  • More than 80% of the drivers are willing to trade in their current vehicle for more fuel-efficient vehicle at fuel price of $5 per gallon.
  • Next Vehicle Segment - On average, of those who prefer diesel engines, 55% would want an idle start–stop system, while 43% would want cylinder deactivation. These preferences can overlap, with 25% not wanting any of those.

Key Issues Addr

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Author Arvind Noel Xavier Leo
Industries Automotive
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