Observe, enlighten and decipher the evolution
of consumption patterns in France and abroad
Section 2 - A shadow of a doubt

Summing up

1 minute de lecture


3 out of 4 people are mindful of the environment.
7 out of 10 believe that cars are the leading cause of pollution.
1 in 2 are considering buying a hybrid car, 1 in 3 an electric car.
Only 1 in 5 consider the purchase of a car to be a significant expense.
For 9 out of 10 motorists, fuel is their main automotive expense.
1 in 2 opt for an alternative to driving because of the high cost of fuel.
6 out of 10 would prefer the government to lower taxes to boost purchasing power.
4 out of 10 drive less to reduce their vehicle running costs.
1 in 4 are considering ride sharing to reduce costs.


  • Emerging countries, millennials and urban dwellers are twice as likely to consider cars to be the leading source of pollution.
  • There has been a major surge in hybrid and electric vehicle purchase intentions, especially in urban areas.
  • Faced with high fuel costs, more millennials than seniors give up on using their cars.
  • Seniors and rural populations are more in favour of lowering taxes to boost purchasing power.
  • Ride sharing as a passenger is most common in the emerging countries and China.
Sub-section 9
Driving less to spend less
In order to face up to budgeting and financial issues, motorists have adopted various measures to reduce their motoring costs. 4 out of 10 drive less, with the Japanese being the most reluctant to r
Sub-section 11
Reinventing motoring through services
Purchase, use, wear out, replace… The era of the traditional vehicle life cycle appears to be over. The schisms listed above are prompting the emergence of new solutions. Some have already seen the