Polestar took a survey of 5,086 American drivers in January and found that 55% of their respondents bought an EV "for reasons other than environmental benefits".
When you decided you wanted to order a Silverado EV, was the environmental impact of owning an EV the main factor or was it something else. It was certainly up there for me but I think the long term savings of paying for electricity compared to gas was a main one too.
Cast your vote in the poll and if the environment wasn't your main reason, what was?
Polestar Cars Finds Majority of US Drivers Don’t Purchase Electric Vehicles for Environmental Reasons
Polestar, the Swedish premium electric performance car brand, has conducted research that has found that 55 percent of US drivers purchase electric cars for reasons other than environmental benefits. In-vehicle technology, seamless connectivity and infotainment system offerings have been named...
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“The idea of luxury being defined by what’s ‘under the hood’ has been replaced in the electric era with the prioritization of seamless connectivity, integration into existing digital ecosystems, and good UX design,” said Gregor Hembrough, Head of Polestar North America. “People are switching to electric cars for more than just environmental reasons, and Polestar’s focus on in-vehicle technology means they can have everything they want in an environmentally friendly package.”