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Poll: Californians in favour of FCEVs over BEVs

Poll: Californians in favour of FCEVs over BEVs

As California makes its moves to have sale of only zero emission passenger cars and trucks by 2035, it has been unveiled that those living in the state want vehicles that go longer distances and require shorter fuelling times – both qualities offered by hydrogen vehicles.

The above outcome became clear as a result of a new poll released by the California Hydrogen Coalition, which said that 59% of Californians support Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive zero emission vehicle mandate.

According to the Coalition, voters were subsequently given a brief description of fuel cell vehicles and battery electric vehicles and asked whether they have a favourable or unfavourable opinion of each type of vehicle. After being informed, 74% had a favourable impression of fuel cell vehicles.

After being exposed to basic facts about these two types of vehicles, those voters who had previously stated they were interested in purchasing a zero emission vehicle were asked whether they would prefer a fuel cell vehicle or a battery electric vehicle. A significant plurality say that they would prefer a fuel cell vehicle.

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