"When EV recalls or battery fires happen, they often get an inordinate amount of publicity, Krebs said, which could explain why some consumers are wary about the safety of EVs. A recent survey from Stanford University and Resources for the Future found that concerns about battery fires were the second most important factor influencing Americans' uptake of electric cars."
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E&E News' EnergyWire references Climate Insights 2020: Electric Vehicles while discussing factors that influence American opinions of electric vehicles.
Media Highlight from E&E News — Nov. 16, 2020