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Published on July 10th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan

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You Drive An Electric Car? Tell Us More….

July 10th, 2016 by  

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I was going to run a very short survey on a few electric car matters, but then I realized it’s been almost one year since we ran our initial EV-driver and potential-driver surveys, and we’re ripe for an update.

The surveys are still quite short, but might take a few minutes to go through.

The answers will, again, feed into a large EV report, which I will publish for free and publish in segments on CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and Gas2.

So, if you would be so kind, please complete the 36- or 37-question survey(s) below that match your story. (Surveys for non-EV drivers will come at a later time. If you fit the description for more than one of these surveys, complete all that apply.)

Europe

North America

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Check out our new 93-page EV report, based on over 2,000 surveys collected from EV drivers in 49 of 50 US states, 26 European countries, and 9 Canadian provinces.

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is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species) with the power of the typed word. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor, but he's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession, Solar Love, and Bikocity. Zach is recognized globally as a solar energy, electric car, and energy storage expert. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in.



  • Folatt

    I’m not, but during my commute I spot at least a dozen Tesla’s every week.

  • neroden

    For future surveys, I strongly advise asking household wealth (excluding primary home) as well as yearly income. You may find some non-correlation betwen the two…

    • Thanks. We asked household income last year, but I never thought to ask about wealth. Do you think many people have a number for that?

      • AaronD12

        More importantly, how many wish to share that information? I don’t even like putting my household income on these surveys.

        • Yeah, that’s why I didn’t include both individual and household income — is one of those things people are really reluctant to share.

  • Modok EvilMastermind

    I can no longer take the survey but in addition to typo in question 15, I think there was something odd about question 17. I cannot go back and look so I guess I am not positive I am giving you good feedback or not 🙂

    • Thanks for the typo catch. Just saw that from Garrity and fixed for future responses. (Very sorry for the slip.)

      Not sure what the issue would be with #17… but if you open a survey for a different region/group, you can have a look and let me know.

      • Modok EvilMastermind

        ah I know. When you say home charging you mean a US 110v outlet at all or a 220v charger?

        • ah, hmm, i see. i just meant any ability to charge (110v or greater).

          • Modok EvilMastermind

            Ok. I did take it to mean that fwiw. The notion of having access to an outlet is strange as a homeowner but not every EV owner is one. Perhaps that is why I found it confusing.

          • neroden

            Yeah, apartment-dwellers often have no outlet anywhere near where they park.

          • Bob_Wallace

            Utility companies are starting to address the charge outlet problem. At least two California utilities are helping fund installation of thousands of apartment and workplace parking lot outlets. It’s additional market for them.

  • omar

    unfortunetly i am not

  • Garrity

    * 15. If you had a fully electric car with over 200 miles of electric range on a full charge, how adequate would the current EV charging network be for your needs?

    Very adequate

    Somewhat adequate

    Meh

    Somewhat adequate

    Very adequate

    N/A

    No where to say that network is inadequate in anyway

  • BillW

    For the purposes of this survey, do you consider a BMW i3 REx to be a plug-in hybrid, or a pure EV? I’m guessing the former, but thought I’d check.

    • I labeled it specifically in the PHEV survey. Had to think about it a bit, but figured that was best.

      • BillW

        That makes sense, but it wasn’t entirely clear to me which survey entry point to choose.

  • omar

    is possible for non USA people to register ?

  • There is a small handful of us EVers here in Oz.

    • brunurb

      probably best to fill out the Europe survey and put a note in the comments at the bottom of the survey 🙂 I’m sure Zach will separate out as needed.

      • I will do that. I am of European descent after all (4th generation).

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      • I thought about rolling Australia in somewhere, but just seemed wrong.

        One issue for me was just the limited EV options there. But I can run another survey for Oz & Africa. 😀

    • thecavedweller

      Yes! I’m one 🙂

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