While electric cars have been making headlines over the past few years because of big names like Tesla, this type of vehicle isn’t necessarily new. The first electric vehicles debuted in the U.S. in the 1800s, and these cars have experienced several phases of popularity in the years since then.
From 1920 to 1935, electric cars started to wane in popularity, but in the ‘70s, gas prices began to soar, and electric cars became popular again. This cycle has repeated itself over and over.
We wanted to understand how today’s generations feel about electric cars and hybrids over 100% gasoline-powered vehicles. In a recent study, we asked Boomers, Gen X, Millennials and Gen Z how they feel about electric cars today. It probably won’t surprise you to know that each generation had very different thoughts and feelings regarding these types of vehicles in 2022.