And the survey says
A new survey from Vancouver's Research Co says 50 percent of us are at least willing to at oleast consider buying an electric vehicle for the next purchase.
Researcher Mario Canseco was suprised. He expected maybe 33 percent, but not 50.
"I think it's a combination of factors. The high price of gas in specific areas of BC, the fact that it's becoming more expenisve to drive a fossil fuel vehicle. I believe that's one of the reasons people are willing to make the change. That being said, there's still a lot of concerns about what's going to happen if you become an electric vehicle owner and that comes across in the survey."
Canseco says the availability of charging stations and the reliability of electric vehicles continue to top the list of concerns.
Still he says, buying an electic vehicle is a good deal.
"If you have an old car that you want to exchange for an electric vehicle, you could combine three different rebates from the federal and BC governments and get $16,000.00. But still, we're talking about vehicles that are expensive."
Canseco says the other big concern is the electrical grid being able to supply enough electricty for all of us to plug in.