WASHINGTON — Just over a third of Americans are considering buying an electric vehicle for their next model, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.
In a seven-day poll completed on Monday, 34% of all respondents said they would consider EVs, while 31% said no. Fifty percent of Democrats said they would consider EV, compared to 26 percent of Republicans and 27 percent of independents who said they would.
There are now more than 80 EV models on sale in the US. EVs will account for nearly 6% of his total U.S. sales in 2022, with EV sales up more than 60% of his last year.
President Joe Biden wants 50% of all new cars sold in 2030 to be EV or plug-in hybrid models. Tesla is the leading EV manufacturer in the US, but other top-selling models include Ford Motor’s Mustang his Mach E SUV, General Motors’ Chevrolet Volt and Hyundai Motor’s Ionic 5.
A poll found that 56% of respondents would not pay more than $49,999 for an EV. In August, the Biden administration won a $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit and a significant expansion of other battery and EV manufacturing incentives to shift the industry to an electric model, but EVs still cost a significant $50,000. Exceeded.
The poll also found that 35% want EVs that offer more than 500 miles of electric range on a full charge. Another 37% wanted at least 300 miles.
The world’s top automakers are spending hundreds of billions of dollars developing EVs as the Biden administration moves to adopt new regulations to accelerate the shift away from gasoline vehicles.
In the coming weeks, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose new, stricter vehicle emission rules through at least the 2030 model year.
In December 2021, EPA It finalized new lightweight exhaust emission requirements through 2026 model year, reversing then-President Donald Trump’s rollback of car pollution reductions.
One of the big questions is whether the new EPA rule will align with California’s aggressive efforts to increase the number of zero-emission vehicles and phase out new gasoline vehicles by 2035.
Stephen Cliff, executive officer of the California Air Resources Board, told Reuters in December that the federal government “will have to consider our regulations as stringent as… 68 in 2030.” It is absolutely critical to model it and consider it as an option for 2030 in order to achieve % zero emissions.”
Biden does not support California’s plan to phase out new gasoline-powered small cars by 2035.
A Reuters/Ipsos online poll polled 4,410 people across the country and had a confidence interval of about 2-3% in either direction.