This survey was conducted by Consumer Reports and the Union of Concerned Scientists and shows that interest in electric cars and trucks is strong across the United States and between different income groups. The survey shows that 63 percent of Americans are interested in electric vehicles, and that 31 percent would consider one for their next purchase. It’s not only the wealthy; while 39 percent of potential buyers make more than $100,000 a year, 39 percent also make $50,000 to $99,999 a year, with the remaining 31 percent of potential buyers making under $50,000 a year.
The following policies included in the survey received widespread support:
- 75 percent or survey respondents want incentives and tax rebates for plug-in electric cars to be available to all consumers in every region and income bracket
- 67 percent say electric utilities should offer discount rates for electric car charging
- 67 percent want their state to invest in electric car charging infrastructure
- 64 percent want their state to electrify public transit, including school buses