Electric mobility

The Pros and Cons of Driving Electric


Despite lower gas prices, a new study conducted by the American Automobile Association reveals healthy interest in electric vehicles among U.S. consumers. According to the AAA’s survey, 15 percent of U.S. adults are likely to buy an electric vehicle with another 32 percent considering a hybrid for their next car.

However, concerns over charging infrastructure and limited range remain a major inhibitor to broader adoption of electric vehicles. In 2016, plug-in electric vehicles accounted for no more than 0.9 percent of light vehicle sales in the United States.

Our chart shows the most cited arguments for and against the future purchase of an electric vehicle.

Infographic: The Pros and Cons of Driving Electric  | Statista
Related Infographics
  • Electric Mobility
    The Pros and Cons of Driving Electric

    This chart shows the most cited reasons for and against buying an electric vehicle.

  • Electric Mobility
    China Dominates Worldwide Electric Car Sales

    This chart shows electric passenger car sales in China, Europe and the United States.

  • Automotive Industry in China: Manufacturing
    Tesla And The Big Three

    This chart shows market capitalization of selected American automobile manufacturers (in billion U.S. dollar)

  • Automotive Industry
    Electric driving on the rise in the Netherlands

    This chart displays the newly-registered passenger cars in the Netherlands in 2016, by type.

  • Electric Mobility
    Can Falling Battery Prices Push Electric Cars?

    This chart shows how battery prices for electric cars have declined over the past few years.

You may also be interested in...
Infographic Newsletter

Statista offers daily infographics about trending topics covering Media and Society.

Download & Reference
More statistics about...
Show more
You may also be interested in...
Who may use the "Chart of the Day"?
The Statista "Chart of the Day", made available under the Creative Commons License CC BY-ND 3.0, may be used and displayed without charge by all commercial and non-commercial websites. Use is, however, only permitted with proper attribution to Statista. When publishing one of these graphics, please include a backlink to the respective infographic URL.

Which topics are covered by the "Chart of the Day"?
The Statista "Chart of the Day" currently focuses on two sectors: "Media and Technology", updated daily and featuring the latest statistics from the media, internet, telecommunications and consumer electronics industries; and "Economy and Society", which current data from the United States and around the world relating to economic and political issues as well as sports and entertainment.

Can Statista create customized charts?
Absolutely! For information on tailor-made and sector-specific Charts of the Day, please contact Robin Hüdepohl