Consumers Still Favor Gasoline-Fueled Cars
Overall, the leading powertrain type under consideration by car owners for their next vehicle is a traditional gasoline-fueled engine. But taken together, nearly three-quarters of consumers will consider an alternative powertrain, such as a hybrid or electric, according to a new Consumer Reports survey.
The tried-and-true gasoline engine remains the most popular powertrain source. People are quite familiar with its operation, there are abundant car choices, and the infrastructure is well established, with gas pumps at nearly every town corner and highway exit.