Humboldt Electric Vehicle Association

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in Humboldt County, California

September 2017

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Electric Vehicle Survey results

The results of the HEVA Electric Vehicle Survey have been tallied, and here they are for your information. The answer that received the most responses is listed in italics, and the actual number of responses is listed in parenthesis:

1. Do you currently own an Electric Vehicle?:
Yes: 15% (4)
No: 85% (23)

2. Do you want to buy an Electric Vehicle?:
Yes: 93% (25)
No: 7% (2)

3. If an Electric Vehicle were available, would you buy one in the next:
6 months: 32% (8)
1-3 years: 60% (15)
More than 3 years: 8% (2)

4. What size of Electric Vehicle are you most interested in?:
Car - 2 passenger: 19% (5)
Car/Van/Stationwagon - 4-5 passenger: 69% (18)
Small Pickup/Utility Van: 12% (3)

5. How much are you willing to spend to purchase a working electric vehicle?:
less than $3000: 27% (7)
$3000-5000: 27% (7)
$5000-8000: 27% (7)

more than $8000: 19% (5)

6. What would be the minimum range you would need?:
20-40 miles: 35% (9)
40-60 miles: 27% (7)
60-80 miles: 31% (8)
more than 80 miles: 8% (2)

7. Would you use an Electric Vehicle on the highway (55mph or above)?:
Yes: 96% (26)
No: 4% (1)

8. Would a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (35mph max) meet your needs?:
Yes: 33% (9)
No: 67% (18)

9. Do you have any interest in the following non-gasoline fueled vehicles?:
Biodiesel: Yes: 69% (18) No: 31% (8)
Ethanol: Yes: 64% (14) No: 36% (8)
CNG: Yes: 41% (9) No: 59% (13)

10. What is the single most important reason why you have not bought an electric vehicle?:
Cost
Cost and unavailability
Insufficient funds.
More efficient and less consuming
None available.
Availability
Availability & Lack of information
Availability and cost
Because I can't afford it
Can't afford it, My own Volvo of over 15 years still working
Cost and need long range possibilities
Current cost/range
I haven't bought a car recently!
Limited range
Money
Money, poor college student, all boils down to money
Money, Veggie oil alternatives (used Diesel Vehicles)
Price
Range. I live in Trinidad, work in Eureka
Right now, they are too expensive (I.E. Hybrids)
Too few funds, too little income

11. Other comments:
We bought ours 2 1/2 years ago following the war starting. We love it!
I own two personal electric vehicles. I am waiting to buy a plug-in hybrid with at least a 30 mile battery range.
We have 2 hybrids and want to convert a Swift to Electric