America’s Growing Interest In Electric Vehicles

A recent survey conducted by the American Automobile Association (AAA) indicates 20% of American drivers are likely to buy an electric vehicle (EV), the next time they buy a car or truck. The growing interest in EVs is due to lower, long term operating costs and advanced technology. The cost to charge an EV is now significantly cheaper than paying for equivalent amount of gasoline or diesel. Buying an EV to protect the environment is no longer the primary concern in potential buyers minds.

The primary concern with EVs from potential buyers is the lack of charging stations. In my opinion, wireless charging stations solve this problem in most regions in the United States. Major gasoline and diesel station operators (ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron, BP, etc.) can easily install charging stations, if there is a demand.

Most potential EV buyers feel that a charging time of less than thirty minutes is a reasonable amount of time. New battery charging systems are reported to provide a charge to drive over 125 miles in less than ten minutes. In my opinion, the tipping point when more people buy a new EV than vehicles with a combustion engine may be much sooner than anyone expects.

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