How far must a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) travel on a single charge for someone to consider purchasing one? Does a person’s age or geographic region affect the likelihood that they would buy a PEV? What percentage of consumers are aware of electric vehicle charging station locations near their home or work?
A new report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, The Barriers to Acceptance of Plug-in Electric Vehicles: 2017 Update, aims to provide current insights on these questions and more. The report details the findings of a study into the American public’s sentiments on plug-in electric vehicles. The study, conducted in February 2017, covered a 1,017-household sample designed to be representative of the U.S. population. This is the third in a series of annual studies