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California EV Survey Results

New Survey Finds Californians Very Interested in Electric Cars

, senior engineer, Clean Vehicles

California has been the leader in EV sales over the last five years, and a new survey helps explain some of the reasons why. Last month we, along with Consumers Union, commissioned a survey of California and Northeast drivers and the results are in. Read more >

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Why the Northeast is Ready for Electric Vehicles

, senior policy analyst, Clean Vehicles

Nearly half of all the electric vehicles (EVs) sold in the US have been sold in California. Is this because only Californians are interested in using EVs to go get tangerines from that guy on the off-ramp over by the 2? Read more >

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Americans—Democrats and Republicans—Support the Clean Power Plan

, senior energy analyst

New polling results released this month found that—despite what you may have heard—the American public broadly supports efforts to reduce global warming emissions from the nation’s power plants. And maybe even more surprising given the political narrative, that support transcends party lines. Read more >

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What Kind of Car Should I Buy? The Science Behind Purchasing a Vehicle

, , senior policy analyst, Clean Vehicles

As someone who works to make our cars, trucks, and transportation systems cleaner, I get a lot of questions toward what sort of vehicle I think people should buy. My answer is always, it depends.

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Survey Says: Over 40% of American Drivers Could Use an Electric Vehicle

, senior policy analyst, Clean Vehicles

The market for electric vehicles (EVs) is booming. More EVs have been sold in 2013 than were sold in calendar years 2010-2012 combined and more EV models and designs are coming to showroom floors than ever before. Despite all of this good news, however, EVs only make up less than 1% of the total vehicles on the road in the United States and the ever-present chorus of “EV-haters” continue to carol the futility of driving on electricity.

The dichotomy between the recent rise of EV sales and the sustained backlash against EVs raises the question: are today’s EVs a suitable choice for drivers, or are they a technology destined for lonely Ebay auctions like Betamax or Minidiscs? To answer this question, UCS teamed up with Consumers Union, the nonpartisan policy wing of Consumer Reports, to assess whether today’s EVs could meet the vehicle needs and driving habits of American drivers. Read more >

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