48% of Consumer Say They’re Ready to Leave Gas-Powered Cars Behind

Electric vehicles have provided an alternative to fossil fuel powered combustion engines for the very first time, and it turns out that nearly half of all consumers are ready to switch over to them. This comes from a study conducted by Ernst and Young, which surveyed around 15,000 consumers across 20 nations that plan to buy a car in the next two years.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that 48% of these consumers selected either fully electric, plug in hybrid or regular hybrid vehicles. Such a trend is important because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up putting less of a strain on the environment and climate of the world.

That’s a 19% uptick year over year, and it indicates the US needs to boost its own EV market with all things having been considered and taken into account. The US currently ranks 7th in the world in terms of the readiness of its EV market. China sits at the top spot, followed by Norway, Sweden and Germany in second, third and fourth place respectively.

Rounding off the top 5 list is the UK, and even South Korea has managed to outrank the US in this metric. In spite of the fact that this is the case, the US still surpassed the Netherlands, Spain and France which filled in the last three places in the top ten ranking.

Currently, just 7% of the cars that are being bought in the US are of the electric variety. The statistics mentioned up above only indicate the intent of future car buyers, which seems to suggest that the US will see a massive paradigm shift over the next two years.

Electric vehicles will very likely be the single most popular vehicular options by the end of the decade. Fossil fuel cards are increasingly going to be considered a thing of the past as more and more consumers begin investing in EVs that don’t require them to make frequent trips to the gas station.

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