New Study Shows Strong Concerns Among Majority of Aspiring Drivers Regarding Recent Automotive Advances

Aspiring Drivers Weigh Automotive Revolution Report Now Available

25 APRIL 2017
A new, 31-page report entitled, “Aspiring Drivers Weigh Automotive Revolution” is now available on-line that provides detailed analysis of 158,000 respondents’ feelings about electric and autonomous vehicles.

The majority of respondents (70 percent) to the on-line survey conducted by (DTO) and Survicate, stated that they would not consider purchasing an electric car over a comparably priced gasoline-powered vehicle. As for autonomous vehicles, more respondents felt that the benefits of self-driving cars would not outweigh the negatives.

DTO is a website that offers practice permit tests to all users with the goal of creating safer, more educated drivers. DTO users include aspiring automobile drivers, largely teens, as well as aspiring motorcyclists and commercial drivers. Seniors looking to brush up on their driving skills are also users of the site.

In March 2017, DTO held a series of discussions with journalists from automotive, business, and high-tech media on what they would most like to know from aspiring drivers. From April 4 – April 17 visitors to the DTO website were asked several questions about both electric and autonomous vehicles. Due to the nature of the site, the majority of the 158,000 respondents were millennials between the ages of 13 and 35.

“The results were striking,” said Andrei Zakhareuski, DTO founder and CEO. “We were amazed to see that given all the recent attention around electric and self-driving cars that most millennials are currently not prepared, let alone eager, to embrace and drive such advanced machines."

The full report can be viewed here: offers free online practice permit tests created by experts based on each state's driving manual. The site has had more than 16 million unique users since 2010. In addition to real-time educational feedback on questions answered, the site also features valuable information for teens and resources for parents to help their teen drivers become safe drivers.

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