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Public attitudes towards electric vehicles: 2014

Results of a survey on public attitudes to electric vehicles from the Office for National Statistics opinions and lifestyle survey.

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Public attitudes towards electric vehicles: February 2014 report

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Public attitudes towards electric vehicles: February 2014 tables

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Questionnaire

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Pre-release access list for electric vehicles

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In 2014, when asked about attitudes to and knowledge of electric vehicles:

  • 5% said that they were thinking about buying an electric car or van
  • 56% said that they had not thought about buying one
  • 14% said that they had thought about buying one and decided not to

When asked about the most important things they considered when buying a car (more than one answer allowed):

  • 85% said cost
  • 78% said reliability
  • 66% said safety
  • 53% said comfort

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