The Barriers to Acceptance of Plug-in Electric Vehicles: 2017 Update

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


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 previous version published in December 2016, details findings from a study in February 2017 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 pages52
StatePublished - 2017

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5400-70371


  • consumer sentiments
  • consumer views
  • electric vehicle
  • PEV
  • plug-in electric vehicle


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