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30 Million Americans might buy an electric vehicle as their next car, poll says

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【Summary】30 million American consumers will probably choose an electric car as their next vehicle, according to a recent poll by the American Automobile Association.

Eric Walz    Apr 27, 2017 12:41 PM PT
30 Million Americans might buy an electric vehicle as their next car, poll says

A recent study showed that more than 30 million American consumers will probably choose an electric car as their next vehicle, according to a recent poll by the American Automobile Association (AAA). AAA is a federation of motor clubs throughout North America with 55.6 million members in the United States and Canada.

The choice is likely because electric vehicles generally require less maintenance than common internal-combustion engine cars, and because many electric cars are packed with other futuristic car technology that buyers want.

The number indicated by the survey, 30 million people or more, is the equivalent of 1 in 7 car buyers in America, or about 15 percent of the entire U.S. car-buying population.

And with younger Americans, the number of them who say they will purchase a electric car increases. According to AAA, 1 out of 5 of these buyers are interested in an EV as their next car.

"With their lower ownership costs and compatibility with emerging autonomous technologies, electric vehicles are poised to be a key vehicle of the future," said AAA director of Automotive Engineering, Greg Brannon, in a press release. Additionally, prices for electric vehicles are dropping, making them more affordable for all drivers.

Recently Elon Musk and Tesla, have done wonders to help boost the image of electric cars said AAA.. "Tesla, standout in AAA's evaluations,has helped widen the appeal of electric vehicles by showing they can be stylish, performance-focused, and filled with cutting-edge technology," Brannon said.

The survey also showed that 70 percent of car buyers consider fuel economy to be an important factor to consider when selecting a new car. Following that is safety features, the brand, design, and smartphone connectivity.

resource from: www.thedrive.com

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