Electric cars: More consumers now want to buy them, survey says

  • Brand new Polestar electric cars sit in a parking lot at a Tesla showroom on June 27, 2022, in Corte Madera, California. The average price for a new electric car has surged 22 percent in the past year as automakers like Tesla, GM and Ford seek to recoup commodity and logistics costs. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/TNS)

A growing number of Americans are coming around to the idea of driving electric vehicles, with 71% expressing at least some degree of interest in buying or leasing EVs, according to a national survey released Thursday by Consumer Reports.