EV Buyers Cite Environmental Concerns as Primary Reason For Buying an Electric Car

January 19th, 2014 Comments Off on EV Buyers Cite Environmental Concerns as Primary Reason For Buying an Electric Car

According to the J.D. PowerZeroNet: Best Western Best for Charging in UK. Read more ... » 2014 U.S. Avoider Study:

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This runs counter to our belief that EVs are now predominantly purchased for reasons such as reduced operating costsNot just You and I: Green vehicle demand revs up as UK electric car sales quadruple. Read more ... » and fun-to-drive qualities.

Is it true that environmental concerns still top the list of reasons why buyers go electric?

Additional “key” findings from the Avoider Study include:

The study lists the “top five most influential purchase reasons” for mass marketBaby steps: Affordability of Electric Cars Expected to Increase Rapidly. Read more ... » new-vehicle buyers:

J.D. Power 2014 Avoider Study Results Are Out

1Norway Is Model Society for Electric Vehicles. Read more ... ». Gas mileage (fuelBattery-breakthrough after another: Nissan poised to take range off the table. Read more ... » economy)
2Norway Is Model Society for Electric Vehicles. Read more ... ». ReliabilitySales of electric cars rise by 120% in a year. Read more ... » (freedom from breakdowns)
3About Time: Next Nissan Juke may come with range extender technology. Read more ... ». The “DealJust why am I going back to #twizy commute idea & shocking lease discoveries!. Read more ... »” (interest rates/rebates)
4. Exterior styling (design)
5Why electric cars better catch on. Read more ... ». PerformanceSales of electric cars rise by 120% in a year. Read more ... » (power, handling, etc.)

As for who partakes in this study, J.D. Power says the following:

“The 2014 Avoider Study is based on responses from approximately 29,000 owners who registered a new vehicle in April and May 2013. The study was fielded between July and September 2013. The study, now in its 11th year, examines the reasons consumers purchase, reject and why they do not consider–or avoid–particular models when shopping for a new vehicle.”

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