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EV Adoption Spreads With 1 in 4 Globally ‘Very Likely’ to Buy EV as Next Car

  • Survey finds number more than doubling over the past two years
  • About a fourth of would-be buyers ‘very likely’ to purchase EV

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The number of consumers likely to buy an electric vehicle more than doubled over the past two years as prices fell, driving ranges increased and charging stations proliferated, though the total remains a small share of all auto customers.

About a fourth of potential consumers globally described themselves as “very likely” to make a battery-powered car their next vehicle, AlixPartners said Wednesday in the latest International Electric Vehicles Consumer Sentiment Survey report. That’s up from 11% two years ago.