12 Jun '18, 10pm

What features are most important to you when purchasing a car in #Connecticut?

What features are most important to you when purchasing a car in #Connecticut?

The Trump administration is expected to propose any day a rollback of greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards, based partly on the notion that Americans are not interested in efficient vehicles . However a new study shows that American consumers consider fuel efficiency one of a vehicle’s most important features — along with price, reliability, and safety. In fact, they rank fuel economy considerably ahead of premium features and acceleration, according to our survey of 1,883 US drivers who planned to purchase a new or used vehicle within the next 10 years. The survey used four strategies to identify the vehicle attributes sought by potential car buyers: an open-ended question, a selection of options, a rank ordering of options, and a discrete choice experiment (looking at choices among hypothetical vehicle options). The results are clear: Americans want fuel economy. “T...

Full article: http://aceee.org/blog/2018/06/car-buyers-rank-fuel-econom...

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