Why Northeastern drivers won’t pull the trigger on buying electric cars

A recent survey by Consumer Reports found 35 percent drivers in nine Northeastern states would consider an electric vehicle for their next purchase or lease. That’s far behind California, where more than half of drivers will consider going electric next time they buy a car. But 55 percent of respondents in the Northeast said they “have interest” in EVs and their technology package. So why the gap between Northeasterners who are interested in EVs and those who are likely to actually buy one? There are a few factors at play.