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Bipartisan Interest in EV Tax Credit

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American voters are interested in purchasing electric vehicles in the future and are interested in electric vehicle-friendly incentives across the aisle. 

A new poll out today finds big support in the United States for a transition to electric vehicles. According to the survey, more than four in 10 American voters (44 percent) would consider an electric vehicle for their next car. Additionally, there is overwhelming bipartisan interest in a guaranteed federal tax rebate for electric vehicle purchases, with approximately 80 percent of Democrats and 70 percent of Republicans reporting that it would make them more likely to consider an electric vehicle.

“The results of this survey strongly suggest that EV-friendly public policies, like tax rebates to help consumers buy electric vehicles, can make a big difference in encouraging consumers to make their next car an EV,” said Edward Maibach, Director of George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication.

“Americans increasingly want to participate in the transition to electric vehicles, powered by clean, renewable energy,” said Anthony Leiserowitz, Director of Yale University’s Program on Climate Change Communication.

This poll was developed as part of a research collaboration between Nexus Polling, the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication. The survey was conducted between April 16-17, 2019 of 1,939 registered voters in the U.S. on a nationally representative online survey. The margin of error for this survey is 2.2 percent at the 95 percent level of confidence.