http://insideevs.com/survey-finds-peopl ... cated-evs/
All I can say is the survey results are a head scratcher and some are ummmm.... haha, wishful thinking and a case of people respond to a survey one way yet they'll do something else. Under "How many would buy an electric car?" the next time they lease/buy a car within the next 5 years, about 40% said they would. Yeah, right with pure BEV penetration rate in terms of new auto sales in the US at 1%, I find 40% way off, even if you include countries where EV adoption is greater.
The EV brand awareness survey is pretty hilarious. Nissan's not even there and look at the others on the list, esp. Toyota.
Kinda on this note, I was at Fry's in Campbell, CA last night, which is basically surrounded by San Jose, Saratoga and Los Gatos and would be considered part of Silicon Valley. The cashier saw I had a shirt from an EVent on saying essentially "buying gas is so last century..." He asked me about it and I said I drive a pure electric vehicle. He asked "which one?" I responded Nissan Leaf (I also had a Nissan Leaf cap on). He remarked he'd never heard of it! He knew of Tesla and made some goofy guess that Teslas and Nissan Leafs were possibly made in the same place. My answer was basically "no, mine was assembled in Smyrna, TN. Tesla's plant is in Fremont (CA)."
Sigh... there are so many Leafs running around in the Bay Area. We have dozens at my work besides tons of other BEVs and PHEVs. Chargepoint HQ itself is in the same city as that Fry's (https://www.chargepoint.com/about/contact/
), but arguably it's buried in an business park/industrial area. Near home, I've sometimes headed down a nearby expressway to have 4 other Leafs on the same side of the road going in the same direction, all within a few hundred feet or less of me.
Also, every now and then, I see Nissan Leaf ads on TV. I guess that's why he's a cashier at Fry's?