Electric Vehicle Consideration Study

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Automakers face mounting pressures to produce battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Consumer demand is improving, but relative to the overall retail market, it’s still tiny. According to J.D. Power PIN data, BEVs comprised only 2% of new vehicles retailed in the U.S. in 2020.

Why aren’t more people buying BEVs? What can automakers do about it?

The Solution

The J.D. Power Electric Vehicle Consideration StudySM helps automakers and industry players understand why more people are not yet purchasing or leasing BEVs. The survey, conducted via an online community, reflects perspectives not just from the minority of U.S. vehicle owners who’ve already purchased or leased a BEV, but the overwhelming majority who have not.

Insights derived from the study dive deep into the reasons for shopping, methods of research and informing choices, EV awareness and consideration – down to the model level – and lifestyles/interests, psychographics and demographics for further informing BEV marketing and product positioning strategies, along with consumer education opportunities.

The Benefits

Study insights provide answers to the following key stakeholder questions, among others:

  • Which BEV models do people know about – or not?
  • Which BEV models are people considering – or not? Why?
  • Which are they cross-shopping the most?
  • What specifically is preventing people from considering BEVs?
  • What actions can be taken to address reasons for avoiding BEVs?
  • How can BEVs best be marketed to unique customer segments?
  • Where and how are people shopping and informing choices about vehicles?
  • How are different information resources influencing people’s consideration of BEVs?