It’s a controversial subject in many circles but a new national survey shows that consumers want much better gas mileage.
The Consumer Federation of America has been busy polling Americans from coast to coast to take their temperature about gas mileage.
According to this survey, 59% of Americans said the government should require all automobile companies to increase the fuel economy to an average of 60 miles per gallon by the model year 2025. And we’re not just talking about the little, tiny cars. Folks responding to this survey wanted the fleet average for each auto company to be 60 MPG.
75% of those polled said they would be good to go with higher sticker prices for new, more fuel efficient vehicles if they thought they’d be able to recover the additional cost through lower fuel costs within a year.
62% said they’d be willing to pay more if they would be able to make up the difference in lower gas costs over a five year period.
This survey was conducted for CFA by the Opinion Research Corporation September 9th through the 12th this year. A total of just over one thousand adults took part.