After listening to automakers promise electric vehicles for the future and show off concepts at auto shows, you have to start keeping score. How many of these cars will actually make it to dealerships (and when)? The next questions revolve around range and cost. If they don’t kill range anxiety or remain expensive, most consumers will continue ignoring them. Also: Who cares about autonomous vehicles?
At times like these, consumer surveys add a dose of sanity to the proceedings. To find out if people interested in EVs hear the latest pitches and have plans to buy one, just ask. CALinnovates, an economic advocacy group based in the Golden State, posed questions on this very topic to California residents as part of a study released in October 2016.
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