While automakers have largely targeted their efforts to sell electric vehicles to so-called millennials and post-millennials (those born since 1980), a new online study says its results show that most consumers – including those in the target market – are far more interested in purchasing traditional gas-powered cars.
Driving-Tests.org, which provides free online practice tests to prepare drivers for state driving exams, commissioned the study, which was conducted from April 4-17. More than 158,000 people responded to the survey, with the overwhelming majority falling between 13 and 35 years old. Four questions were asked:
- Would you choose an electric vehicle over a comparably priced gas-powered vehicle?
- On a scale of 0-10, how concerned would you be about riding in a fully self-driving car?
- On a scale of 0-10, will the benefits of self-driving vehicles outweigh their risks and costs?
- Which of the following manufacturers do you think will sell the most electric vehicles and self-driving vehicles in the next 10 years – Ford, Chevrolet, Honda, Tesla, Toyota, Other or None?