Consumer Views on Plug-in Electric Vehicles -- National Benchmark Report (Second Edition)

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Vehicle manufacturers, government agencies, universities, private researchers, and organizations worldwide are pursuing advanced vehicle technologies that aim to reduce the consumption of petroleum in the forms of gasoline and diesel. Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) are one such technology. This report, an update to the version published in January 2016, details findings from a study in February 2015 of broad American public sentiments toward issues that surround PEVs. This report is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Office in alignment with its mission to develop and deploy these technologies to improve energy security, enhance mobility flexibility, reduce transportation costs, and increase environmental sustainability.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages41
StatePublished - 2016

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5400-67107


  • electric vehicle
  • PEV
  • plug-in electric vehicle
  • vehicle technology


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