This nationally representative survey of 3,392 adults residing in the U.S. with valid driver’s licenses was conducted by phone and Internet from July 29 through August 12 of 2020. Questions about electric vehicles (EVs) were offered in English and Spanish. The purpose was to better understand Americans’ familiarity with and attitudes toward EVs, including what they see as incentives and barriers to owning them.
Despite this lack of knowledge, drivers are generally interested in electric vehicles. 71% of drivers have at least some interest in getting an EV, with 31% saying they would consider getting, or would definitely get, an EV the next time they purchase a vehicle.