31% of Americans Still Won’t Consider EVs: Poll


A new poll revealed 31% of Americans still would not consider electric vehicles when purchasing their next car, while just over one-third would consider it.

The U.S. is currently in a serious EV push, as President Joe Biden wants 50% of all new vehicles sold in 2030 to be either battery-electric or plug-in hybrid cars.

A recent seven-day poll from Reuters/Ipsos, which concluded March 20, revealed 34% of respondents were open to the idea of purchasing an electric car, while 31% responded they were not considering it. The survey also indicated Democrats were more inclined towards EVs, with 50% considering the idea. This number was only 26% among Republicans and 27% among independents.

The poll further revealed 56% of respondents were not willing to pay more than $49,999 for an EV, a price point that’s already been met by some popular electric cars, such as the base Tesla Model 3, which starts at $42,990.

Around 35% of the poll’s respondents also wanted an EV with 500 miles or more per charge, a metric only met currently by the Lucid Air. However, 37% of the poll’s respondents said they wanted a minimum range of 300 miles per charge, which has been achieved by several EVs on the road today, such as the Tesla Model Y and the Ford Mustang Mach-E, as well as premium EVs from younger companies like Rivian and Lucid.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted online. It involved 4,410 participants across the U.S., and its credibility interval is approximately 2 to 3 percentage points in either direction.

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