EV Acceptance Won't Come Easy, But Growing Numbers Are Interested - Report

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    EV Acceptance Won't Come Easy, But Growing Numbers Are Interested - Report

    EV Acceptance Won't Come Easy, But Growing Numbers Are Interested - Report
    Edmunds
    November 15, 2010
    by John O'Dell

    We've never tried to suggest that electric-drive vehicles will sweep over the market like a wind-driven grass fire.

    Acceptance will come, but slowly as more and more people are exposed to EVs, plug-in hybrids and someday, maybe, fuel-cell electric vehicles.

    In addition to range anxiety - the potential buyer's concern about how far an EV can go on a single charge - obstacles to widespread and rapid adoption of electric-drive cars and trucks include cost and uncertainty about reliability of what many see as a brand new technology.

    Analysts at Pike Research say a new survey they've conducted supports that view but also shows that enough people are interested to make a good case for success.

    "The early adapter market should easily meet the industry's expectations for the first few years of electric vehicle sales," said Pike analyst Dave Hurst.

    It's the market after the early adapters have ben satisfied that's the question mark.

    The Colorado-based new energy research firm conducted the Web-based survey over the summer and collected responses nationwide responses from 1,042 adult consumers.

    Interestingly, while the survey was conducted as both Nissan and General Motors were ramping up media campaigns to promote the upcoming Nissan Leaf battery-electric hatchback and the Chevrolet Volt range-extended plug-in sedan, respondents selected Ford and Honda as the two automakers whose EVs they'd be most likely to consider.

    Ford won't introduce a consumer EV until the battery-electric 2012 Focus debuts, and Honda until late last month had been openly hostile to the idea of all-electric vehicles, saying it preferred dual powertrain hybrids instead. The company's tune is changing, though, and a Honda EV concept, and perhaps a plug-in hybrid concept as well, will be shown at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week.

    Full article at link.

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    Re: EV Acceptance Won't Come Easy, But Growing Numbers Are Interested - Report

    I'm not interested any time soon. I don't look at my car as an appliance that I have to plug in every night. I'm rather fond of my V8 rumble.
    But I'm sure others will think differently.
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    Re: EV Acceptance Won't Come Easy, But Growing Numbers Are Interested - Report

    Ford won't introduce a consumer EV until the battery-electric 2012 Focus debuts, and Honda until late last month had been openly hostile to the idea of all-electric vehicles, saying it preferred dual powertrain hybrids instead. The company's tune is changing, though, and a Honda EV concept, and perhaps a plug-in hybrid concept as well, will be shown at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week.
    Honda put their eggs in the hydrogen basket and lost.
    Why anyone should have confidence in them is a mystery. Their hybrids are the biggest pieces of crap out there.
    They've pretty much lost the plot. I'd buy a Hyundai way before I'd ever buy a Honda.

    Good luck to Ford. History has shown buyers of these things want unique styling.
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    Re: EV Acceptance Won't Come Easy, But Growing Numbers Are Interested - Report

    Quote Originally Posted by TruckMan View Post
    I'm not interested any time soon. I don't look at my car as an appliance that I have to plug in every night. I'm rather fond of my V8 rumble.
    But I'm sure others will think differently.
    Hey, I like the V8 rumble too, but I drove a VOLT this weekend. Try the "Sport" mode. It is throw-you-back-in-the-seat quick and corners nice. Drive it on a newly paved road, and you almost feel like you're gliding on rails!!!
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    - Ronald Reagan

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    Re: EV Acceptance Won't Come Easy, But Growing Numbers Are Interested - Report

    Quote Originally Posted by ne_one View Post
    Interestingly, respondents selected Ford and Honda as the two automakers whose EVs they'd be most likely to consider.
    Quote Originally Posted by eaton53 View Post
    Why anyone should have confidence in them is a mystery.
    Not that mysterious... those two automakers are the ones at the top of quality rankings these days.

    If I were to pay ~$35k+ for a commuting vehicle, I'd rather have it come from a top-quality automaker. Apparently I'm not alone in thinking that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plane View Post
    Furthermore, electric vehicles waste incredible amounts of electricity, which would eventually cause a worldwide electron shortage. However, I digress.
    But aren't elctrons a renewable resource? Can't we make more? There aren't really that many dinosaurs left to put underground unitl they decay sufficiently for petroleum.
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    Re: EV Acceptance Won't Come Easy, But Growing Numbers Are Interested - Report

    When it requires 0 sacrifice in vehicle size, looks, ability, cost and convenience, I'll be interested.

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