Ford recently conducted a global consumer survey across Europe, China and the US to learn more about what people actually think about electric vehicles, their capabilities and the barriers to purchasing. What they found was an outdated perception of the category and what owning/using an EV is actually like.

Some key findings:

  • More than 90 percent of Americans and Europeans don’t believe electric vehicles can accelerate quickly
  • 42 percent of Americans think electric vehicles still require gas to run
  • 80 percent of Americans would not pick an electric vehicle for all-wheel drive or extreme weather
  • More than two-thirds of Americans (67 percent) and Europeans (68 percent) don’t believe that electric vehicles are capable enough in terms of towing and hauling

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