24 May '11, 2pm

Less Than Half Of U.S. Shoppers Want EVs To Take Over: Discuss

Less Than Half Of U.S. Shoppers Want EVs To Take Over: Discuss

Accenture 2011 survey, 'Plug-in Electric Vehicles: Changing Perceptions, Hedging Bets' Enlarge Photo If you plan to shop for a new car this year, there will be a range of plug-in hybrids and EVs competing for your attention. But according to a new survey, only about 30% of you feel comfortable considering them -- and some of you are downright offended by their presence. The news comes from consulting firm (and former Tiger Woods employer ) Accenture, which recently issued a report entitled, Plug-in electric vehicles: Changing perceptions, hedging bets . It's a compilation of several thousand surveys conducted with consumers around the world, gauging their understanding of electric vehicles and the likelihood that they'll purchase one in the near future. Over the course of its work, Accenture discovered four "themes" running through the survey data: 1. On average, consumers...

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Report: Toyota considering 7-seat Prius minivan (?) for U.S.

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green.autoblog.com 24 May '11, 8pm

A "Hybridized" Sienna would be too big. Really something akin to the Mazda 5 or Ford Grand C-Max would be great. For me, t...