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While certain parts of the automotive industry might not be feeling the love towards the tough new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards announced yesterday, it turns out that 93 percent of car owners are want to buy greener, cleaner cars.

In a study conducted by Consumer Reports, 86 percent of those interviewed said they wanted to see fuel economy averages rise to 35 mpg by 2016, with 80 percent saying they supported a 55 mpg average fuel economy by 2025.

Consumers will pay more to save more

Interestingly, of those questioned, 83 percent said they would be willing to pay a little more on the sticker price of a green car if it meant they could save enough on fuel to recover that extra outlay within five years.

While environmental concerns are still an important concern for those committing to a greener car, over 90 percent of those surveyed said saving money was their prime concern for looking at a car with better gas mileage and fuel economy.

Read the entire article at: Green Car Reports

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