Study: Americans Warming to EVs
May 9, 2019—A new AAA study finds that while about 40 million Americans will consider buying a battery-electric vehicle, most are not ready to buy electric vehicles, reported CNBC.
Only four in 10 people believe that the majority of vehicles will be electric by 2029. The majority of Americans actually expect that most new cars will be able to drive themselves within the coming decade.
Battery-based vehicles of all forms, including conventional hybrids, plug-in hybrids and BEVs, accounted for barely 5 percent of the American new car market last year. But plug-based models, BEVs in particular, saw sales roughly double, according to industry data. And the numbers are expected to continue growing rapidly as more long-range offerings, such as the Audi e-tron crossover, the Tesla Model Y SUV and the Porsche Taycan sports car come to market, according to the report.
The study reveals that Americans are still not sure what to expect from electric vehicles.