FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 2021
Noah Barnes, Plug In America
Plug In America to release results of electric vehicle consumer survey on Thursday
LOS ANGELES—Plug In America will be releasing the results of a major national survey of more than 4,300 electric vehicle (EV) consumers, both current drivers and those who plan to purchase one, on Thursday. As a preview, the executive summary is now available on the Plug In America website at https://pluginamerica.org/about-us/electric-vehicle-survey/.
The report reveals that, overall, EV drivers are very satisfied with their vehicles, with 96% reporting that their next vehicle will also be electric. A majority of those indicated that their primary motivation to purchase an electric vehicle was the environment and air quality.
However, drivers report that there is room for improvement with dealerships and public charging. Only 15% of EV owners rated their dealership salesperson knowledge as “very high.” Additionally, 54% of owners reported experiencing problems with public charging.
“We are pleased to report that EV owners are happy with their decision to drive electric,” said Joel Levin, executive director of Plug In America. “EV drivers enjoy many benefits, from reduced fuel costs to simpler maintenance to a superior driving experience. However, we need to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible for the millions of Americans that will be shifting to electric vehicles in the coming years. We will continue working with federal and state governments, electric utilities, charging networks, dealerships and others to help more people shift to clean EVs.”
Full results of the EV consumer survey, including consumers’ motivating factors, habits, and demographics, will be released on Thursday, February 11 on https://pluginamerica.org/about-us/electric-vehicle-survey/.
About Plug In America
Plug In America is the nation’s leading independent consumer voice for accelerating the use of plug-in electric vehicles in the United States. Formed as a non-profit in 2008, Plug In America provides practical, objective information collected from our coalition of plug-in vehicle drivers, through public outreach and education, policy work and a range of technical advisory services. Our expertise represents the world’s deepest pool of experience of driving and living with plug-in vehicles. We drive electric. You can too. PlugInAmerica.org