New Survey Finds 27 Percent 'Likely' to Buy Electric Vehicle in Next Decade

Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds 64 percent not likely to buy an electric car.

Published: 26-Jan-2011

The FINANCIAL -- Despite renewed concerns about the price of gas, most Americans still aren’t likely to buy an electric car in the next 10 years.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 27% of Adults say it’s at least somewhat likely they’ll buy an electric car within the next decade. That’s down 13 points from early August 2009 when 40% felt that way. Sixty-four percent (64%) say it’s not likely they’ll purchase an electric vehicle.

These findings include just 11% who say it’s Very Likely they’ll purchase an electric car in the next 10 years and 29% who say it’s Not At All Likely.


TREV two-place electric car

Student-built vehicle can do 0-60 in 10 seconds with top speed of 75 mph. Photo courtesy of University of South Australia.

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Front view of Arcimoto Pulse being developed outside Portland, Oregon.

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