New Study Shows Consumer Interest in EVs Rising
May 31, 2022—A new study from J.D. Power suggests that new EV offerings are driving more consumers to consider going electric.
According to a report from the Detroit Free Press, 24 percent of respondents to the 2022 U.S. Electric Vehicle Consideration Study said they are "very likely" to consider an EV as their next vehicle, up four percent from last year.
“The addition of new EV models has moved the needle on consumer consideration,” Stewart Stropp, senior director of automotive retail at J.D. Power, said in a news release. "In fact, several new models from perennial mass market brands are at the top of that consideration list."
Still, a lack of significant charging infrastructure remains one of the main roadblocks to widespread EV adoption; around 34 percent of those who said they are unlikely to consider an EV cited a lack of charging options at home or at work.