According to the J.D. PowerZeroNet: Best Western Best for Charging in UK. Read more ... » 2014 U.S. Avoider Study:
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- “Among new-vehicleElectric vehicles a 'viable transport option' in the North East. Read more ... » buyers who purchased an electricJust in: Model X, now starting at £64,100. Read more ... » vehicle, more buyers say that they did so due to environmental concerns (32Formula E aims to spark interest in electric cars. Read more ... »%) than gas mileage (29Excellent: UK electric vehicle numbers surpasses 13,000 mark. Read more ... »%).”
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Is it true that environmental concerns still top the list of reasons why buyers go electric?
Additional “key” findings from the Avoider Study include:
- Among both import and domestic new-vehicle buyers, latest technologyTesla Model-S launch: an electric car to answer even Clarkson's objections. Read more ... » is among the top 10Good News Everyone! Plug-in Car Grant to rise to 35% of RRP from April 1st 2015. UK. Read more ... » purchaseThinking of buying yet another nissan LEAF Acenta....call me crazy but it's cheaper than ICE to join my household!. Read more ... » reasons indicated at the industry level.
- For a third consecutive year, gas mileage continues to be the most influential purchase reason at the industry level (15Nissan reaches 10,000 Leaf electric car sales in UK. Read more ... »%) and is the second-most-frequently cited reason for rejecting a vehicle, behind priceBattery-breakthrough after another: Nissan poised to take range off the table. Read more ... ».Exterior styling remains the most influential reason for new-vehicle buyers to avoid shopping other modelsMy future "next car" :Plug-In Hybrid Model(s) To Join Next Audi A4 Range. Read more ... » in the segment in which they purchased (33Too good to not* mention: Volvo Plugin (#ev hybrid) V60 - 49g/km CO2 and nearly 150mpg in Hybrid, while Power can deliver 0-62mph in just 6.2 seconds!. Read more ... »%).
- Slightly more than eight in 10 (81%) new-vehicle buyers who useElectric vehicles a 'viable transport option' in the North East. Read more ... » the Internet for automotive shopping cite accessing online ratings and reviews prior to purchasing their vehicle. Fifteen percent of new-vehicle buyers cite online ratings and reviews as a reason they avoided a specific vehicle, up 4Electric car for under £13,000: Renault #Zoe #EV option in 2013. Read more ... » percentage pointsElectric vehicles a 'viable transport option' in the North East. Read more ... » from 2010.
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.”