Research group "Flexible Transport Systems and Complex Urban Dynamics" at TU Dresden is interested in price sensitivity, purchase motivation and political incentive structures.

The research group Flexible Transport Systems and Complex Urban Dynamics (FTSCUD) at the "Friedrich List" Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences of the TU Dresden is conducting a total of three surveys in the context of the nationwide 9-Euro-Ticket and the debate about the possible subsidies and support measures for the sale of electric vehicles in Germany. All in cooperation with the University of Göttingen.

The first survey was launched on 1 June 2022 and has already produced results that have received much media attention nationwide. It deals with the "Price Sensitivity of the 9-Euro-Ticket". This survey is intended to take advantage of the unique opportunity to participate in the largest German real experiment in nationwide public transport and to assess the impact of the offer on rural and urban areas. To avoid overlaps with other surveys, the focus was placed on willingness to pay and price perception. The results should help to evaluate changes for public transport compared to the status quo and to show possible effects of a changed price/fare design. -> To the survey (only in German); The survey ends on 31.08.2022.

The second survey is about the "Motivation to buy the 9-Euro-Ticket". Here, the reasons for a ticket purchase as well as the possibilities of a future pricing are examined. This survey takes into account the unique opportunity to gain comprehensive and new insights into mobility behaviour and the perception of public transport in connection with the 9-Euro-Ticket. The focus of the survey was placed on purchasing motives. The results should help to position future ticket offers ideally in terms of price. -> To survey (only in German); The survey ends on 30.08.2022.

The third survey deals with the "Political Incentive Structures for the Sale of Electric Vehicles". The aim of this survey is to collect data to investigate the effectiveness of possible subsidy and incentive measures with regard to the sales potential of electric cars in Germany. The acceptance by the population of possible political measures to expand electrification in road transport is to be surveyed and estimated.

Currently, buyers of purely electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are subsidised with the "Environmental Bonus" of up to 9,000 euros. This is to change at the beginning of next year. From 2023, the state share of the subsidy is to drop from 6,000 euros to a maximum of 4,500 euros, and the bonus for hybrid vehicles will no longer apply. This survey focuses on the effects of this measure and the consideration of a bonus-malus system for owners of electric and combustion cars.  -> To survey (only in German); The survey ends on 31.08.2022.

Note: The data for all three surveys will be collected anonymously and processed in accordance with the German Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO). The data collected is used exclusively for scientific research.


Jan Christian Schlüter
Group Leader Flexible Transport Systems and Complex Urban Dynamics
"Friedrich List" Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, TU Dresden

Arian Kühlert (for 1st and 3rd survey)
Visiting Scientist

Micha Poddig (for 2nd survey)