The Ralph and Goldy Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies
Issue 5: High Interest in Hybrid Cars
- Author(s): Ong, Paul M.
- Haselhoff, Kim
- et al.
This SCS Fact Sheet provides information on the level of interest in purchasing hybrid automobiles—vehicles that combine gasoline and electric motors to increase fuel mileage and reduce air pollution. A significant minority stated that they are willing to pay more for such a car, with the proportion varying by income and ethnicity. Not surprisingly, those drivers who commute to work and those with environmental concerns are more likely to pay the additional cost for a hybrid car.