qr-play-store play store

Less car buyers consider switching to electric cars

19 Feb 2018
No comments
1874 views
Less car buyers consider switching to electric cars

Just 200,000 plug-in electric cars were sold in the U.S. last year. Although that's the highest number yet, it's still just a little more than 1 percent of the market. Nowadays the general car-buying public at large is aware that EVs exist, but most of them consider that electric cars are not viable and practical.

 

 

According to the recent data from California, the state's buyers are no more aware of electric vehicles than they were three years ago, when far fewer of them were available. This makes electric-car advocates worry that growing electric-car sales will arrive only through "regulatory forcing" rather than genuine consumer demand. Green Car Reports asked their Twitter followers what it would take to get more mass-market U.S. buyers to consider plug-in electric cars for future vehicle purchases. Four options were offered in their Twitter poll. They expected at least two of them to get support from poll participants, but that didn't happen. Instead, more than half of respondents (53 percent) chose "lower prices" as the one factor that will get more buyers interested in cars that plug in.

 

 

That is entirely consistent with what survey data tells us about how shoppers approach choosing what's called a "consideration set" of vehicles to compare. Anything with a base price (or monthly payment) above their range is automatically excluded — which is why low-payment, high-interest monthly lease deals have grown in popularity. In other words, until electric vehicles are within some measure of the same price as comparable gasoline vehicles (perhaps 10 or 15 percent?), many buyers will simply blank them out.

0 0
Comments:
No comments found
Leave a comment
  • Jaw-dropping deals this Spring at RepoKar
    27 Feb 2017

    Spring is right around the corner! With melting snow comes rising car sales. Longer days and brighter sunlight mean it’s the season to think about the best used cars for spring; vehicles that allow you to appreciate blue skies, while getting a head start to summer. The sooner you decide on your dream car, the greater the possibility of finding the best deals.  At RepoKar, we want to be sure that you've got everything you need to start the season fresh with a smile on your face. That’s why we’ve prepared amazing, hassle free used cars, trucks, and SUVs for our fr...

    0 2
    16
    1036251 views
  • General Motors to lay off 1,100 workers
    06 Mar 2017

    General Motors promised us other things but that’s how it all turned to be, even if it said it will invest $1 billion in U.S. factories now it announced to temporarily cut off 1,100 workers in May as its Lansing Delta Township assembly plant in Michigan shifts production to Tennessee. Last year it added 800 jobs at its spring hill, Tennessee plant to build the new version of GMC Acadia SUV.  The Lansing plant will continue building the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse after it retools for a month. GM also has announced other U.S. factory cuts. U.S. President Donald Trump ha...

    0 0
    19
    104999 views
  • 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Could Really Affect Ford F-150’s Sales
    16 Aug 2018

    The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has been in the news a lot recently for many good reasons, among them its upcoming arrival at dealerships. But is it possible for the new Silverado to surpass F-150 in sales? Anything is possible, only if they use the right strategy.  According to Automotive News, Chevrolet has literally “restructured” its full-size pickup truck is not only design and materials but also its lineup range. What was lacking before is now present. For example, for 2019 there will be three new trims to help expand the Silverado’s market share. These new ...

    0 0
  • Driver Assists Still Aren’t Advanced Enough According To IIHS
    15 Aug 2018

    Driver assists are now so advanced, we often take technology that can take care of accelerating, braking, and steering in certain situations for granted. But, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, these convenient assists are still no substitute for human drivers.  As reported by Automotive News, the IIHS tested the Level 2 driver assistance systems on vehicles from Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Volvo and found that each system has potentially dangerous weaknesses. During four track-based tests, the IIHS discovered weaknesses in Volvo's adaptive cruise control...

    0 0
Search on the blog
Find us on

Last added auctions

2012 Mazda MAZDA3
181 views
16 photos
2,500.00
No bids
2007 Toyota RAV4
169 views
16 photos
5,668.00
3 bids
2006 Honda CR-V
272 views
15 photos
2,700.00
No bids
2011 Chevrolet CRUZE
280 views
15 photos
3,526.00
3 bids