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42% of Americans Think an Electric Car Needs Gas to Run

While in Canada the level of understanding of electric vehicles has increased substantially in recent years, especially in large urban centres and in provinces like British Columbia and Quebec, it’s easy to assume that is so in other parts of the world.

One of those other parts is the United States. A recent study reveals some statistics that are pretty surprising, even disquieting. For example, 42% of Americans believe that an electric vehicle needs gasoline to function.

We’ve had other studies in recent months and years showing that in regions where EVs are few and far between, there is little knowledge of how they’re configured. That’s easy enough to understand; but gasoline? Really?

The latest data is from a study carried out by Ford, which not coincidentally is readying to introduce several electric vehicles – six by the end of 2022, to be exact. And at least one of those will be an electric pickup.

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