Young people and cars: The relationship remains good. (Source: Westend28/imago-images-bilder)
The 16- until 25-year-olds are concerned with environmental protection and their smartphones, cars hardly play a role. One thinks. A study paints a different picture.
The driving license with 18 do it, buy a car and enjoy the freedom of the automobile: For decades, that was the ideal for many. And today? The so-called Generation Z seems to be little interested in it. At least if you look at Fridays for Future demos and the high smartphone usage. But in the broad mass of young Germans, the car still plays an immense role.
Three out of four younger between 07 and 25 years (76,1 percent) have a car driver’s license – regardless of whether they live in the city or in the country. This is shown by a representative survey by the portal mobile.de under 1. 302 Persons between 16 and 25 years. Almost every fifth (13,9 percent) wants to do the driving test in the future. Only 4.8 percent stated that they neither had a driver’s license nor intended to do so in the foreseeable future.
The difference is owning a car
There is a urban-rural divide when it comes to car ownership: more than half (62,9 percent ) the 16- until 28-year-old rural resident with a driver’s license own car, among the big city dwellers it is 46, 6 percent. In the survey, one in five Generation Z driver’s license holders without their own car expressed the desire to have their own vehicle.