QOTD: Are YOU Going to Buy an EV Any Time Soon?

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

I am almost certain we've asked this question, or a variation of it, relatively recently, but I want to ask it anyway in light of recent stories -- are YOU going to, or at least willing to, buy an EV any time soon?

I ask because I wrote yesterday about a poll from earlier this month that suggested nearly half of Americans were hesitant to buy EVs, citing problems with charging infrastructure and high sticker prices.

However, another study Chris covered today suggested that EVs are poised for growth. I should note here that this study was conducted by a sustainable energy firm, so maybe they aren't unbiased.

So, which is it?

Personally, I think it could just be a matter of different studies/polls getting different results due to different methodologies or different audiences. It's also possible both are right -- perhaps the EV market is poised for growth once MSRPs drop and charging improves.

So, I want to put the question to you -- are you willing to buy an EV, assuming you can afford it, soon? Or are you holding off?

Regardless of your answer, I also have a follow-up: Why?

Sound off below.

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Multicam Multicam on May 01, 2023

    No. I drive too far, too often, in too remote places, and tow too much to even consider an EV. Not interested.

  • Master Baiter Master Baiter on May 01, 2023

    I bought a 2023 Porsche Macan in January, mainly because it's the last of a dying breed: A mostly analog car without a battery or other complex mechanical bits. The base 4 cylinder is plenty fast and the gas mileage is good. It's the best handling small SUV on the market as confirmed by any comparison test you can find. I can add 450 miles of range in 5 minutes. The interior and exterior fit and finish is first rate--much better than any Tesla. I expect it to last a long time as I work from home and we use the wife's car for family outings and road trips. I've only put 700 miles on the Macan since January.

    I would consider an EV in the future, but I think the technology is advancing too fast to jump in at the moment.

  • Tim Carter Tim Carter on May 01, 2023

    No. Never. Ever. Only over my dead body...

  • Wolfwagen Wolfwagen on May 03, 2023

    No. Hell No. Hell MFer NO!

    I will only consider when they can recharge from 10% - 100% in 5 minutes and range is at least 400 miles