German survey shows more than half use cars more frequently since pandemic
Hanover, Germany. As a result of the pandemic, cars continue to grow in importance and have become an integral part of many people’s travel and leisure habits, according to the latest Continental Mobility Study.
The study, which involved 1,000 German citizens aged 18 to 70, found that most people consider cars to be “an integral part” of their mobility and their personal living space.
A survey conducted in May found that 54% of respondents view their car as a place of personal sanctuary.
More than half use a car or motorhome for vacation trips, avoiding long waits for check-in at airports or crowded public transport.
The vast majority of those who reported traveling during the pandemic said in the survey that they intended to continue using their car to travel after the pandemic.
More than half of the survey participants – 55% – have used their cars more frequently since the start of the pandemic.
The survey in Germany is part of the larger 2022 Continental Mobility Survey, which was conducted in May and included 6,000 people from Germany, France, Norway, the US, Japan and China.
Continental plans to publish full results at the end of June.