Americans Aren’t Ready for Electric Cars and Automakers Are Finally Realizing Why

Toyota executive Toyoda said that we need to work to diversify our efforts to reduce carbon emissions, admitting that EVs may not be the answer we seek. 

Frankly, America isn’t ready for EVs yet, and here’s why. 

50% Of U.S. Adults Are Not Interested in EVs

A new study by Pew Research showed that half of American adults said they are not inclined to consider purchasing an EV. This shows a significant lack of interest in electric cars in America.

The Interest Continues to Decline

In May 2022, a survey was taken to gain insight into Americans' interest in electric cars. This survey was redone in July 2023, and the percentage of Americans interested in electric cars dropped by 4%.

Political Divide Over EVs

There is no question that electric vehicles have become a political matter, with a large portion of Republicans (74%) doubting that the necessary infrastructure for EVs will be built.

Lack of Confidence in Governmental Promises

If Americans don’t believe that public charging infrastructure will improve, then it makes it more difficult for them to be willing to buy electric cars at all.

Resistance To Phasing Out Gas-Powered Vehicles

A large majority (59%) of Americans oppose the idea that gas-powered vehicles should be phased out, and this public resistance to the transition directly impacts Americans' willingness to buy into electric vehicles.

Lots of Options, but Few Buyers

While there are plenty of hybrid or electric vehicle options on the market, only 9% of US adults currently own a hybrid or electric vehicle.

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