Survey: 60 percent of Chinese interested in buying plug-in vehicles, 5 times higher than Americans
China didn't just come out on top, it smoked the other countries. The numbers show that 60 percent of Chinese buyers would consider purchasing a plug-in vehicle (like the BYD E6, pictured) in the near future. That's a significant number, but here's the real shocker: it's five times higher than the amount of people who would consider buying a plug-in in the U.S., Germany, UK or Japan! What's going on here? We would think that a technologically-advanced nation like Japan, which adores its hybrid cars and tiny vehicles, or the UK, which is fighting gas prices of U.S. $8 a gallon, would lead the survey. We're a bit perplexed on this and may have to dig a little deeper to find out what's really going on here. In the meantime, any thoughts?
[Source: Ernst & Young]
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