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Buying an Electric Car

This is an opinion poll for anyone, any age, currently living in America. It is to determine the public opinion of the practicality of electric or hybrid cars. This information may be used in a research essay.

Do you have a place to plug in an electric car, for eight to twelve hours at a time, somewhere that you would consider practical?

15% (2) YES
69% (9) NO
15% (2) I DON'T KNOW

13 voters have answered this question.

At the gas station where you most recently purchased gas for your vehicle, how much was your gas per gallon?

0% (0) $1.00 - $1.20
0% (0) $1.21 - $1.40
7% (1) $1.41 - $1. 60
23% (3) $1.61 - $1. 80
46% (6) $1.80 - $2.00
23% (3) I DIDN'T CHECK THE PRICE.
0% (0) I DON'T REMEMBER.

13 voters have answered this question.

How much would you say it costs to fill up your vehicle, on average?

0% (0) $10 - $15
0% (0) $16 - $20
38% (5) $21- $25
30% (4) $26 - $30
0% (0) $31- $35
0% (0) $36 - $40
0% (0) MORE THAN $40.
30% (4) I DON'T USUALLY KEEP UP WITH HOW MUCH IT COSTS TO FILL MY TANK UP.
0% (0) I DON'T USUALLY FILL MY TANK UP.
0% (0) I DON'T REMEMBER.

13 voters have answered this question.

If someone offered you, as an even trade, your vehicle for an electric vehicle, would you take it? (You would continue any payments you are currently making to your vehicle.)

30% (4) YES.
69% (9) NO.
0% (0) I ALREADY HAVE AN ELECTRIC OR HYBRID VEHICLE.

13 voters have answered this question.

What do you think is a reasonable price for a new, 2009 model electric vehicle, assuming it has all the interior features to which you have become accustomed?

23% (3) $10,000 - $15, 000
61% (8) $16,000 - $20, 000
7% (1) $21,000 - $25,000
0% (0) $26,000 - $30,000
7% (1) MORE THAN $30,000.

13 voters have answered this question.

When considering an electric vehicle, would you trade increased maintenance cost (associated with batteries) for the cost of gas now?

15% (2) YES.
30% (4) NO.
53% (7) DEPENDS ON ACTUAL MAINTENANCE COST.

13 voters have answered this question.

Do you think a cost of $1.50 per night to charge an electric vehicle is too expensive, considering you wouldn't have to purchase gas?

30% (4) YES.
69% (9) NO.

13 voters have answered this question.

Would you consider paying more in state or local taxes to provide public charging stations for electric cars?

30% (4) YES.
69% (9) NO.

13 voters have answered this question.

Are you please with the appearance of electric or hybrid cars that you have seen so far?

30% (4) YES.
53% (7) NO.
15% (2) I HAVEN'T SEEN ANY ELECTRIC OR HYBRID CARS.

13 voters have answered this question.

Do you believe, based on your own level of personal understanding, that electric cars are a reasonable alternative to gasoline powered vehicles, and why? (Check all that apply.)

30% (4) YES BECAUSE THEY WOULD SAVE ME MONEY ON GASOLINE.
38% (5) YES BECAUSE I BELIEVE DRILLING FOSSIL FUELS IS BAD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND ELECTRICITY SEEMS TO BE A RENEWABLE ALTERNATIVE TO GASOLINE.
23% (3) YES BECAUSE I BELIEVE THE OIL THE UNITED STATES USES FOR GASOLINE IS BOUGHT FROM TERRORIST COUNTRIES, OR COUNTRIES AT WAR, AND I DON'T WANT TO SUPPORT THAT BY BUYING GAS.
15% (2) NO BECAUSE I DON'T BELIEVE ELECTRIC CARS CAN BE AS POWERFUL OR GO AS FAST AS GASOLINE POWERED CARS.
30% (4) NO BECAUSE I PREFER CLASSIC CARS AND WILL CONTINUE TO BUY AND/OR DRIVE THEM.
7% (1) NO BECAUSE I DO NOT LIKE THE WAY ELECTRIC CARS LOOK.
0% (0) NO BECAUSE I DO NOT THINK ELECTRIC CARS ARE SAFE.
7% (1) NO BECAUSE I BELIEVE ELECTRIC CARS WILL NOT LAST AS LONG AS GASOLINE POWERED CARS.
23% (3) NO BECAUSE I DON'T THINK THE OVERALL COST OF AN ELECTRIC OR HYBRID CAR IS LOW ENOUGH TO MAKE ME GIVE UP MY GASOLINE POWERED CAR.
15% (2) NO BECAUSE I HAVE NOWHERE TO CHARGE AN ELECTRIC CAR.
0% (0) YES (OTHER).
15% (2) NO (OTHER.)
30% (4) YES BECAUSE I THINK HYBRID OR ELECTRIC CARS WOULD REDUCE GLOBAL WARMING.
30% (4) YES BECAUSE I BELIEVE HYBRID OR ELECTRIC CARS WOULD BE LESS EXPENSIVE IN THE LONG RUN.
23% (3) I NEED MORE INFORMATION TO DECIDE.

13 voters have answered this question.

I am _____ years old.

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This poll was created on 2009-02-23 17:07:11 by AddieJones
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