Survey: Americans holding off on Volt, Leaf
There's been a lot of hype surrounding electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf, but a recent survey reveals that the cars have a long way to go before they're fully accepted by the American public.
The poll, organized by USA Today and Gallup, found that 57 percent of Americans will not by an electric vehicle, no matter how high fuel prices rise. The skyrocketing cost of gas has caused many to consider the vehicles, but the poll makes clear that there's a limit on just how many consumers will be swayed by the electric argument.
Edmunds CEO Jeremy Anwyl said that the models "find acceptance among a core group of passionistas, but too many questions remain for mainstream consumers." Concerns for many drivers include arrange, charge time, and the cost of energy the drivers will incur through charging the vehicles. In addition, the models are quite pricey to start out with, even after a $7,500 federal tax credit is factored into the equation.
Drivers who want to hold off on purchasing electric vehicles may want to consider used cars instead. New Jersey Auto Auction offers a wide range of cars for sale, including some of the more fuel-efficient models on the market today.
Related New Stories:
Subscribe in a reader