Ampere Motor aims to produce vehicles that are as stylish as they are affordable. Our three-wheel roadster is just under $10,000, making our vehicle accessible to everyone, not just the wealthy. People love that our roadsters are sophisticated, sleek, and fun to drive.
We have seen that many environmentally conscious people are consumers who have opted to trade out their traditional gas-guzzling vehicles for cleaner alternatives.
According to a recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), 2016 was a record year for electric vehicle (EV) sales. More than 750,000 EVs were sold worldwide last year, compared to 547,220 sold in 2015. While that may sound like a lot, according to the same agency, it’s actually only 0.2% of the estimated 250-260 million vehicles on the road in the United States today.
Why so few? We believe it comes down to two reasons: lack of access and lack of options.
Most electric cars do not come cheap. A Tesla roadster goes for just over $100,000, according to the Tesla website.
Even for less sophisticated “economy” models, the average price tends to sit at around $40,000, based on Consumer Reports. The census bureau states that the average American household income barely exceeds $55,000 so how can a majority of people afford the current high priced electric cars?
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