Two studies released Thursday offer clues as to why people are — and are not — purchasing electric vehicles in 2022.
The J.D. Power study surveyed 10,030 automotive consumers from February to April and found that 24 percent said they were "very likely" to purchase an EV, up 4 percentage points from last year.
J.D. Power attributed the increase in consumer interest to the introduction of new EV models, such as pickups.
The Autolist study, which surveyed 1,355 automotive consumers from April to May, found pickups rose to the second-most popular style of EV in 2022, compared with being the fourth most popular style in 2019.
Autolist's annual Electric Vehicle Survey, however, found consumer sentiment regarding all EVs was largely unchanged from when it conducted the study in 2019. According to this year's study, the top concerns regarding EVs were price, range on a single charge and lack of charging infrastructure to support them.