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Most Young Americans Would Buy a Chinese EV – CS

A new survey has revealed US drivers aged under 40 weren’t worried about data-sharing fears or the potential loss of domestic jobs

Visitors inspect China's BYD electric vehicles during its launch ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia
Visitors inspect China's BYD EVs during a launch in Jakarta in January. The carmaker is building a plant in Hungary and eyeing a second one in Europe. Photo: Reuters.


More than three-quarters of young Americans would consider buying a Chinese electric vehicle, despite the escalating trade war between the two superpowers, Carscoops reported.

US buyers can’t currently purchase any Chinese-branded EVs but a new study revealed that drivers aged under 40 would welcome them with open arms, the story continued. A study by AutoPacific found 76% of Americans aged in their 20s and 30s would buy a Chinese EV.

The overall figure falls to 35% when 18 to 80-year-olds were asked with data sharing fears high on respondents’ list of concerns but another 16% of all drivers who rejected the idea of Chinese EV ownership said they would change their mind if they were built in the US.

Read the full story: Carscoops


  • By Sean O’Meara


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Sean O'Meara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.


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