J.D. Power’s 2020 Q3 Mobility Confidence Index found that North American vehicle owners have not changed their opinions on battery-electric vehicles or self-driving technologies.
The study, fueled by SurveyMonkey and released Tuesday, said “consumers remain skeptical because of their lack of firsthand experience with these technologies and lack of education about how and why these technologies work.”
Despite minimal changes in consumer views, automakers continue to invest in electrification and self-driving technology, the study found.
“Right now, there are about 50 battery-electric vehicle models scheduled for a U.S. debut by the end of 2022,” Kristin Kolodge, executive director of driver interaction and human machine interface research at J.D. Power, said in the study.
“In that same two-year period, only 13 percent of the consumers we polled expect to buy one while 30 percent stated they have no intention to ever consider buying one.”
In the longer term, there are nearly 100 EVs…
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