Reasons to avoid using gasoline and use electric-only vehicles in the U.S. 2022

Reasons vehicle owners want to avoid using gasoline and encourage usage of electric-only vehicles in the U.S. as of February 2022

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Release date

May 2022


United States

Survey time period

January 27 to February 18 2022

Number of respondents


Special properties

electric vehicle owners and users in the U.S.

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

Original survey question: "Which, if any, of the following are reasons that avoiding using gasoline would encourage you to buy or lease electric-only vehicle?"

Supplementary notes from the survey:

  • Totals do not add up to 100 as respondents selected ALL that apply.
  • The survey measured Americans’ knowledge and experiences with electric-only vehicles, their likelihood of getting one, and their perceptions about barriers preventing and incentives that would encourage them to get a battery-only electric vehicle.
  • The survey also assessed Americans’ awareness about low carbon fuel usage in vehicles and aviation.
  • The interviews were conducted both in English and Spanish and were administered both online and by phone.
  • The margin of error for results based on the total sample is +/-1.59 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.

  • *7,795 by web mode and 232 by phone mode, 7,820 in English and 207 in Spanish.

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