Poll Shows US Drivers Reluctant To Buy EVs

71% of Americans said they would not buy EV or Hybrid if the car cost more than conventional cars.

Published: 28-Dec-2000

UTICA, N.Y. (Reuters/Zogby) - According to a December Zogby America poll, 71% of Americans say they would probably not buy an electric or hybrid vehicle if they were only available at a price higher than most new cars - even considering the current high prices of gasoline.

More than one-quarter (27%), though, say they would be likely to purchase this type of vehicle under these conditions (19% are somewhat likely, and 8% are very likely). Three percent are not sure.

The national poll of 1,199 adults has a margin of error of +/- 3.0%.

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