July 8, 2022 – The percentage of Americans who say they would “definitely buy” an electric vehicle has more than tripled over the past two years. It went from just 4% of Americans in 2020 to 14% in the latest Consumer Reports survey of attitudes towards electric vehicles.
One of the biggest predictors of whether someone said they would at least consider getting an electric car was, simply, whether they’d had any experience with one in real life. Almost half of those who said they would “definitely” buy or lease an electric vehicle had a friend, relative or co-worker who owned one.
“If we put the survey out today, I’m sure even more people would be inclined to choose an electric vehicle,” Quinta Warren, associate director of sustainability policy for Consumer Reports said.