EVs http://michiganradio.org en Stateside: Why aren't people buying electric vehicles? http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-why-arent-people-buying-electric-vehicles <p><em>The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above. </em></p><p>The auto industry seems to be coming back to life, but there does not seem to be much buzz surrounding alternative energy vehicles, and that's being reflected in sales.</p><p>January figures were anemic at best for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.</p><p>The Obama Administration predicted a million electric cars would be on our highways by 2015.</p><p>Today there are barely 30,000.</p><p>Just why aren't these vehicles catching on with the public?</p><p>And is there anything the automakers can do to make those EVs and plug-ins more appealing?<br><br>Cindy talked with Sean McAlinden, Executive VP of Research and Chief Economist at the Center for Auto Research, and David Shepardson, the Washington Bureau Chief for the Detroit News.</p><p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:21:00 +0000 Stateside Staff 11185 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Why aren't people buying electric vehicles?