Almost Half Of Americans Would Buy Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

According to a recent study by Pike Research, 48% of consumers would be at least very likely to purchase a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) with a 40 mile charge.  The results are also interesting in that only 8% of all the peopled surveyed were completely uninterested in buying a PHEV.  Check out Environmental Leader for the remainder of the results and more details of the survey.

The results of this survey are important in that it shows that people are interested in buying electric vehicles, even if they only travel on a 40 mile charge.  I’m assuming this survey has to do with the Chevy Volt, which can run about 40 miles of a single charge.  I would image if the charge number were higher, the results would probably favor hybrid electric vehicles much greather.  I would rather have a vehicle that has a much longer charge like a few hundred miles like the Tesla or Aptera than a car that may or may not ake me to work and home in one charge.

So how would you answer this survey?  Let’s find out…

How Interested would You Be To Buy a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle with a 40 mile charge

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  1. I know I certainly would be interested in a plug-in hybrid. Really, I think 40 miles would be a suitable range for most city users, providing recharge stations became more common. I think the cool thing about this technology is pretty much any store, office building, or parking deck can turn into a one stop fuel station at very little cost…

  2. I would be interested..Hybrid-electric vehicles are expected more than half popularity over the next decade.

  3. I’m not sure I’d be overly interested. One thing with these new electric cars that is rarely discussed is the actual life of the battery. The batteries aren’t going to last all that long before they have to be disposed of and placed in the landfill. Now, don’t get me wrong here, I’m all for electric cars, but I really don’t think the technology is there yet. Maybe in a few more years we’ll start seeing batteries with a much longer life.

  4. 40 miles wouldn’t be good for me. It would have to be way more than 40 miles for me to want to get the type of car, just because I like to feel safe, and 40 miles would not do it for me.

    Till then,

    Jean

  5. I think the good thing about this technology is pretty much any store, office building.but I really don’t think the technology is there yet. ..

  6. I think it would be not good for long distant.

  7. For it to really be a viable option I think they would have to run 100 miles on a single charge. Nobody wants to be worried about their car dying in the middle of their commute. They would also have to make sure cars much cheaper. Unfortunately the metals required to make these batteries is in limited supply. So progress may be slow until they find an alternative metal.

  8. Its such a shame that prohibitive costs are what is costing our planet. These types of things should be subsidized by Govt.

  1. September 9th, 2009

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