Poll shows that nearly half of all Americans won’t be buying an EV anytime soon

Only 9% said they or someone in their household owned or leased an electric vehicle, up from 8% in a similar poll last year.

Published: June 4, 2024 5:57pm

The Biden administration wants two-thirds of automobiles to be electric by 2032, but consumers don’t appear to be jumping on board with that plan. 

A new Associated Press-NORC poll finds that 46% of Americans say they are not too likely or not at all likely to purchase an electric vehicle. The results are in line with the same poll last year, which found that 47% of Americans said they weren’t likely to buy an EV. 

The most recent poll found that only 9% of U.S. adults say they or someone in their household owns or leases an electric vehicle. This is up slightly from last year, when 8% of respondents said they or someone in their household owned an electric vehicle. 

Of those responding to the latest poll, 21% said they were “very” or “extremely” likely to buy and EV for their next car, and 21% said they were somewhat likely.

Half of those polled cited range as a major reason, and about 40% said they take too long to charge or don’t have nearby charging stations.

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