Are U.S. Consumers Finally Embracing Electric Vehicles?

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Housing Situation
Where people live and/or work plays a large role in their interest for buying an EV, since one of the benefits of EV ownership is charging while the vehicle sits at work or at home. According to the J.D. Power study, 27 percent of respondents who own their own homes are “very likely to consider” owning an electric vehicle, compared to 17 percent for those who rent. Homeowners tend to be more affluent and have the ability to charge a vehicle overnight, often eliminating the need to charge at a public facility. Conversely, 34 percent responded that they would be unlikely to consider purchasing an EV due to the lack of charging capability at home and/or work.

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