PEV Survey Reports

February 2014 Report

The Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Owner Survey is a long-term collaborative research project managed by California Center for Sustainable Energy's (CCSE), in coordination with the California Air Resources Board (ARB) and researchers at UT Austin's Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies.  Together, the project team is analyzing data from Clean Vehicle Project (CVRP) participants in order to understand trends in the PEV market, including the drivers of adoption, vehicle use, as well as vehicle charging infrastructure use and satisfaction.

The latest survey of California’s plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) drivers shows differences in primary purchase motivations from owners of one model to the next. The survey also shows increased satisfaction with public charging options and wider availability of workplace charging.

Previous rounds of the CCSE survey consisted largely of all-electric Nissan Leaf drivers. This is the first time drivers of multiple vehicle types have participated: 57% Leaf, 17% Chevrolet Volt and 22% Toyota Prius Plug-in.

May 2013 Report

CVRP Survey May 2013

PEV Owners Highly Satisfied with Driving Experiences

The latest survey data on how California’s plug-in electric vehicle ( PEV) drivers use and charge their cars indicates that CVRP recipients are highly satisfied with their choice to go electric and use their PEVs as their primary transportation. The study shows PEV owners drive their cars an average of nearly 29 miles per day and charge their vehicles primarily at night when electrical rates are lowest.

July 2012 Report

Survey shows broad consumer & environmental benefits

California leads the nation in the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) with roughly 35 percent of the nation’s total, adding about 1,000 more each month. These vehicles are reducing California’s demand for oil and cutting smog-forming particles and greenhouse gas emissions.



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