Why Americans Don’t Buy Electric Cars (Hey, The Tesla Model 3 Isn’t That Popular) | Forbes

2020 is almost here but it’s still wall-to-wall gas cars. And it’s not just inertia. All those new cars are gas too.

My neighborhood in Los Angeles is a very rare exception with more than its fair share Model 3 owners as well as a small Chevy Volt and Bolt presence. But leave my neighborhood and travel to other locations around the U.S. and EVs pretty much vanish.

Yes, the Model 3 is a hit and has topped 500,000 cumulative registrations* but it’s not that popular. I mean it’s not the car that’s going to bring average car-buying Americans into the EV fold in large numbers. The price alone limits its appeal.

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