Poll: New car buyers want fuel efficient cars but not EVs with limited range


Perhaps not surprisingly two new polls come to two very different conclusions when it comes to what new car buyers really want.

A new Consumer Reports poll found that a whopping 62% percent of new car buyers want their next car to get much better (or somewhat better) fuel economy but…

A new USA Today/Gallup poll found that a full 60 percent (or 6 in 10 new car buyers) would never own, “an electric car that you could only drive for a limited number of miles at one time,” but that gets fantastic fuel economy.

So that means that Chevy seems to be on the right track with electric hybrid cars like the Volt designed to run on electricity for much better fuel economy, while still offering the range of a traditional car with a gasoline engine.

Or perhaps the answer to consumer new car expectations and demands are cars like the Chevy Cruze Eco (see a first drive review below) which still uses gas but can get over 40 mpg on the highway.

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