An article originally appearing on Fool.com on pulled out 7 key points from a global survey of prospective electric vehicles buyers conducted by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd.'s Global Manufacturing Industry group.
We've No Clue What the Question Was
The survey was intensive, with 13,000 participants across 17 countries and 5 continents. The surveyed countries included Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, the UK and the US.
For the full article, we suggest you follow this link to the original Fool.com post, but if you'd rather just see the 7 key points, then those are found below:
1. Few Willing First Adopters in More Developed Nations
2. Large Gap between Expected Driving Range and Reality
3. There is Little Patience for Long Charging Times
4. Bad News for Automakers -- Most Customers Won't Pay More for an Electric Car
5. Most Won't Pay over $30,000 for an Electric Car. Is There Hope for Toyota & Tesla?
6. Even High Gas Prices Didn't Persuade the Majority to Buy
7. Not Surprisingly, Availability of More Efficient Gasoline-Powered Cars Reduced Interest in Electrics
Of note, the survey was conducted in 2010 and 2011. For some reason, the findings seem to just be getting out now.