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This survey is sponsored by the City of San Antonio. Your participation in this survey will contribute to a better understanding of regional transportation trends. Thank you for your participation!

In the following section, we will be asking a variety of questions that pertain to specific types of electric vehicles and conventional gasoline vehicles. Battery Electric Vehicles [BEVs] are 100% electric and must be plugged in to an outlet to charge the battery (for example, the Nissan Leaf or the Chevrolet Bolt) while Internal Combustion Engine [ICE] Vehicles use an internal combustion engine and must be refueled using either gasoline or diesel (the most common type of vehicle).

Please mark or write the most appropriate response for each of the following questions. Select only one response unless otherwise indicated. Remember that there are no “right” or “wrong” responses for any questions.  We value your thoughtful and honest response to each question.

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* 1. On average, how many miles do you travel in your vehicle as part of your daily round trip commute to and from work with occasional errands?

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* 2. If purchasing, how much are you planning to spend on your next vehicle purchase? If leasing, what is the approximate purchase value of the next vehicle you plan to lease?

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* 3. The following two questions pertain only to Battery Electric Vehicles (100% electric that must be plugged into an outlet to charge). Please answer the questions to the best of your ability.  Even if you are not very familiar with this technology, your answers will help us get a better sense of current perceptions on these topics.

When compared with traditional gas or diesel vehicles, the maintenance requirements (changing engine oil, replacing air filters or spark plugs, tire condition, etc.) for Battery Electric Vehicles are typically:

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* 4. Which of the following statements provides the most accurate comparison of the fuel cost per mile traveled for an electric vehicle compared to a conventional Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicle? Fuel costs for an electric vehicle are…

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* 5. How much do you agree or disagree with the following statements about electric vehicles?

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree
I am familiar with electric vehicles.
I could use an electric vehicle to drive to most places I regularly drive.
Electric vehicles save money on fuel.
Electric vehicles are safe.
Electric vehicles are an affordable option for me.
In the next three years, I expect to own or lease an electric vehicle.

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* 6. On a scale of 1 to 5 (1= not at all concerned and 5=very concerned), how concerned are you with the following aspects of Battery Electric Vehicles (100% electric that must be plugged into an outlet to charge)?

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The reliability of electric vehicle batteries
The availability and convenience of electric vehicle charging
The length of time it takes to charge a Battery Electric Vehicle
The distance that can be traveled on a single charge (i.e., range of the vehicle).
The size and seating capacity of electric vehicles.

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* 7. How many miles would an all-electric vehicle that could not be powered by gasoline need to travel on a single charge for you to be satisfied with  the range and consider purchasing or leasing the vehicle?

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* 8. Please indicate how likely or unlikely you are to select a Battery Electric Vehicle as your next vehicle lease/purchase.

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* 9. The cost to operate a battery electric vehicle is roughly half that of gasoline vehicles, but upfront costs are more. If purchasing a new vehicle, how much more are you willing to pay for a battery electric vehicle than a comparable gasoline vehicle?

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* 10. The following questions pertain to Battery Electric Vehicles charging at your home and workplace. There are three main types of Battery Electric Vehicle’s charging:

·         Level 1 charging uses a standard 120V outlet to charge an electric vehicle. It takes about 9 hours to recharge about 40 miles of range (a typical daily commute), which can be easily done overnight. Every hour of charging recharges about 5 miles.

·         Level 2 charging uses a 240V outlet to charge an electric vehicle  and typically takes about 2 hours to recharge about 40 miles of range. Some examples of appliances that use a 240V outlets are electric dryer and oven outlets. Every hour of charging recharges about 26 miles.

·         DC Fast Charge is a Battery Electric Vehicles -specific charging method that typically takes about 10 minutes to recharge about 40 miles of range. Every minute of charging recharges about 4 miles.

Imagine if you owned a Battery Electric Vehicle (or if you already own one). Where would you most likely charge it?

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* 11. Imagine if you owned a Battery Electric Vehicle (or if you already own one). Would you install a Level 2 (240V outlet) charger in your home (about $2000)?

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* 12. Does your workplace offer dedicated EV charging ([OPTIONAL] if yes, please provide the location and zip code)?

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* 13. If your workplace does offer dedicated EV charging,  what type of charging does your workplace provide?

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* 14. The next set of questions will help us improve our outreach efforts across the City. Please note that these questions are entirely optional.


What is your current age?

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* 15. What is your gender?

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* 16. What is your ethnicity? (Please check all that apply)

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* 17. Please provide your council district. If unknown, then please provide your street address:

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* 18. What is your name?

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* 19. How do you prefer to receive communications? (Please provide information for each option you'd like to be contacted via)

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