A quarter of German consumers questioned in a survey said they would consider buying a Chinese car.
The study found that the percentage was even higher at 28.8 percent among those aged under 30 and was 39.7 percent among drivers who already owned an Asian brand vehicle.
The marketing company Puls questioned 1,000 representative buyers for the study, which was commissioned by the German used car Web site gebrauchtwagen.de.
More than half of the survey respondents said they believed that Chinese automakers are capable of developing and manufacturing marketable electric cars.
The survey also found a level of mistrust in Chinese brands, with 75 percent of respondents concerned about build quality, 68.4 percent worried about safety issues and 47.2 percent troubled by the lack of available dealerships and service facilities in Germany.
Among those questioned, 41.2 percent also gave lack of a brand image as a reason for not buying a Chinese car and 31.3 percent found their design unattractive.
By comparison, 60 percent of those questioned believe that Chinese automakers are capable of developing and manufacturing marketable electric cars.
'With electric cars, Chinese automakers have the chance to establish themselves in the German market,'' Roetger Arnold, head of gebrauchtwagen.de, said in a statement.
He added the German car industry would be well advised to keep an eye on Chinese manufacturers when it comes to future sales of electric vehicles.