Addressing EV Consumer Concerns

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Bobby Stackhouse and other auto dealers left a meeting with Chevrolet executives in September feeling more optimistic than ever about the future of the iconic brand in electric vehicles.

Stackhouse, an executive manager and partner at Sweeney Chevrolet says GM understands the three major concerns consumers have relative to EVs: price, battery range, and the issue of building enough infrastructure to satisfy what is already a growing demand for EVs.

Chevrolet has launched an initiative called the Dealer Community Charging program. Under the program, Chevrolet will provide dealerships that are signed on as EV retailers with up to 10 Level 2 chargers. The idea is to have the dealerships partner with businesses or organizations within their communities and install these chargers at various locations, Stackhouse says.

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