Around Half of Americans Open to Buying an EV
August 17, 2021—A new survey shows around half of American drivers would be open to purchasing an electric vehicle as their next car.
According to a survey and subsequent report from AdWeek, around 60 percent of the nearly 2,200 participants said they plan to purchase their next vehicle within the next five years, and around 55 percent say they'd be open to purchase an electric vehicle if it cost as much as an ICE-powered car. However, only 27 percent said they would consider purchasing an EV if it cost "much more" than an ICE.
On top of that, while 55 percent say they support the U.S. auto industry's transition to EVs, just over half of respondents said they think EVs are not affordable at the moment.