Americans More Likely To Buy Electric Cars, AAA study finds

More Americans are becoming charged up about electric cars. A new AAA survey finds 20% of Americans say their next vehicle will be an electric car. That's up from 15% in 2017, the first time that AAA asked the question. One big reason that Americans are becoming more likely to consider buying an electric car: concerns about running out of electricity are diminishing. Some 58% said it was a concern that would prevent them from buying an electric car, marking a decline from 68% in 2017.

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The demand structure for electric cars will increase with time .It is left to the electric car manufacturers to build on the 'gaps' .It just a matter of time, electric cars are cars of the 'present and future' ..... 

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Somehow I can't link Americans to EVs, at least not yet. We are talking about  nation dependent on trucks and SUVs. Saying they would buy an EV and actually doing it are two different things. I might see  EVs more like a second car for commute and weekend runs. 

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They are driving at least two cars anyway. One of them could be electric car. And that would be enough to make a huge jump in sale. And not to mention a great opportunity for Tesla. 

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The price tag is still a road block for many. A large segment of the U.S. population has a hard time keeping their old cars going, much less buying any new car, especially an electric model. And with car manufacturers adding more and more tech to their builds, the cost of ownership keeps going up and up, leaving a lot of people behind.

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As gas goes up, the payback period gets less when you consider an electric vehicle costs about 4 cents a mile to drive. Lease the vehicle and  the savings on fuel will pay a large part of your lease payments, especially if you have an old car which doesn't get good mileage.

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As battery cost decreases, a pure battery electric vehicle can be priced similarly to an internal combustion vehicle without requiring financial incentives. When parity is achieved (price & driving range) between power trains, electric vehicles will displace internal combustion vehicles. Right now EV cost more up front than a comparable gas car. But in the long-run when you add up all costs and battery pack under $100 than EV will cost the same amount as a gas car with a lot of savings equal $1000 per year. 

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It's a good news that many car manufacturers have taken action to deal with environmental pollution.

It is now imperative for all countries to look for different ways of reducing the carbon dioxide and other pollutants in the air and, hence, reducing their environmental harm.

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