EV comes home after a quarter of Americans say they would prefer an electric vehicle

EV comes home after a quarter of Americans say they would prefer an electric vehicle
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A recent survey from AAA finds that 25 percent of Americans would likely prefer an electric vehicle as their next automobile.

This report comes as petrol prices skyrocket to some of the highest in history. A recent survey from AAA finds that 25 percent of Americans would likely consider an electric vehicle as their next automobile.

Millennials (30%) lead the way in the survey, with 77% citing rising fuel costs as their primary reason.

“The increase in gas prices over the last six months has pushed consumers to consider going electric, especially for younger generations,” said Greg Brannon, AAA’s director of Automotive Engineering and Industry Relations. “They are looking for ways to save, and automakers continue to incorporate cool styling and the latest cutting-edge technology into electric vehicles, which appeal to this group.”

Though there are many benefits, officials say that consumer hesitation surrounding range and accessibility to charging continues to draw attention.

Other consumer qualms include:

  • Higher purchase price – 60% of those polled
  • Concern regarding lack of places to charge – 60% of those polled
  • Concern about running out of charge when driving – 58% of those polled
  • Unsuitable for long-distance travel – 55% of those polled
  • High cost of battery repair or replacement – 55% of those polled
  • Unable to install a charging station where they live – 31% of those polled

Officials say The survey was conducted on February 18-20, 2022, using a probability-based panel designed to represent the U.S. household population overall. The panel provides sample coverage of approximately 97% of the U.S. household population.