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No fluke: new survey finds $4 gas is the tipping point: “The survey found that if gas were to shoot to over $4 a gallon again, 40 percent of car shoppers would ‘consider purchasing a new fuel-efficient car right away.’ About the same amount, 41 percent, said that $4 gas would make them choose a ‘more efficient car the next time they were ready to buy a car.’ Even at $3.75, 29 percent of car shoppers thought buying a more efficient car ‘right away’ was the right move. Takeaway point: when gas prices go up, people will want to have greener cars. The question is what kinds of vehicles will be available then the inevitable happens. “

(Via AutoblogGreen.)

i’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. We need a gas tax that establishes a price floor for a gallon of gas.

Categories: Environment.

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  1. They needed a survey to conclude this? Wasn’t last summer’s >$4 spike and the subsequent about-face in the car market better evidence? Actions speak louder than words.

  2. I really feel sorry for people who cant afford new cars right now because they dont have a job. Hell, I feel sorry for myself because I had to buy one because I totalled my car in the last blast of winter here and slid into a UPS truck.

    But I did get the Jetta. Not that it matters much to me. I do minimal driving in any case. I tank of gas used to last me 3 to 4 weeks in my old Camry. The Jetta is about the same to be truthful. I have no highway miles anymore for the most part unless I am visiting someone.

    Melissa6/30/2009 @ 2:51 pm

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