U.S. consumers’ interest in buying electric vehicles hasn’t moved since AAA conducted a poll on EV adoption sentiment a year ago.
The findings reflect manufacturers’ experience with flattening demand, as some big automakers scale back EV production ramp-ups.
A quarter of survey respondents said they’re likely or very likely to buy a fully electric vehicle when they make their next purchase, and 75% of those cite fuel cost savings as a reason for considering it, AAA said.
Consumers in the millennial generation are more likely to say they’d consider an EV, 31%, followed by generation X at 21% and baby boomers at 18%.
Most respondents who expressed interest in an EV purchase said they’re most drawn to new models rather than used.
Higher EV prices and limited charging infrastructure continue to be top reasons cited by respondents who are undecided or unlikely to go electric.
Originally posted on Auto Dealer Today