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For most car shoppers, a green vehicle’s ability to save an owner money at the pump is a greater motivator for purchase than its lower environmental impact. That is one of the primary findings of the inaugural 2011 U.S. Green Automotive Study by J. D. Power and Associates, released Wednesday.
As a result, sales of alternative powertrain vehicles may be limited, the study concluded.

How limited? J.D. Power analysts believe that hybrids and electric vehicles will comprise 8.5 percent of the United States market through 2016, despite the 159 hybrid and electric models that are expected to be on the market by that time.

Read the entire article at: The New York Times Wheels Blog

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