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Finder survey says Boomers less keen on EVs

Staff reporters
Mon, 12 Jul 2021

Staff reporters
Mon, 12 Jul 2021

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was why 8% of respondents wouldn't consider purchasing an electric car. (Image: Getty)

Financial comparison website Finder found 45% of New Zealanders would consider buying an electric vehicle (EV) as their next car.There was a generational disparity between who was and wasn’t willing – 56% of Gen Zers were keen, with Millennials (51%), Gen X (44%) and Baby Boomers (36%) all sitting further back in the willingness stakes. Finder has responses from more than 2,000 people.When it came to why people were not sold on an EV, cost (72%) was overwhelmingly the biggest reason. Battery lifespan and lack of charging statio...

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