Two-thirds of Americans are interested in electric vehicles
A survey by marketplace Cars.com found that approximately 66 percent of Americans are interested in electric cars.
It plans to spend $ 174 billion on EV-related initiatives, including a network of half a million charging stations across the country by 2030.
“While interest in EVs is growing, the rest of the barriers to mainstream adoption are still nearly a decade away,” Aaron Brajman, head of Detroit’s bureau at Cars.com, said in a survey news release.
“Today, however, only 1% of the total searches on Cars.com are for EVs. However, the growing lineup of electronic pickup trucks and SUVs, and the current administration’s support for the EV market, will accelerate consumer awareness and make a positive change in buying habits in the near future.”
SUVs seem to be the key to many potential buyers. The survey found that one-fifth of Americans choose a petrol car because it is an SUV, while the SUV lineup on the EV is almost absent. Yet there are several electric SUVs to hit the market soon, including the Tesla Model Y, Volkswagen ID4, and Mustang Mach-E SUV.