U.S. Auto Purchases Likely to Moderate, According to a Recent TechnoMetrica Survey

The share of the American car buying public that is planning to buy or lease cars in the near future has dropped by as much as 10%, according to the June reading of TechnoMetrica’s Auto Demand Index.

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Electric Vehicles Fall Short With Drivers, Study Says

Today's electric vehicle driving ranges, recharge times and high purchase prices are stumbling blocks for people who might otherwise buy an EV, a new study says. Add a comment

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Auto Sales Outlook Robust, Despite Economic Pessimism, Survey Shows

Though American consumers remain pessimistic about the general economy, they are bullish when it comes to new auto purchases -- driven by generous incentives and exciting car models. The average age of current vehicles is also helping boost sales. Add a comment

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New Car Buying Likely to Slow in Q2

TechnoMetrica's Auto Demand Index for April at 67, following a precipitous 45-point drop in March to 49, sends a confirmatory signal of an imminent slowdown of U.S. car sales. Over one-fourth (26%) of consumers say they are postponing car purchases as a result of high gasoline prices. Add a comment

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Americans spread blame for high gas prices, foresee $4.75 a gallon

Americans foresee, on average, gas prices at $4.75 a gallon within three months, shows a Christian Science Monitor/TIPP poll. They most blame the oil industry and Wall Street. But they expect politicians to act.

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Misplacing The Blame For High Oil

Energy Policy: That gas prices are edging ever closer to $4 a gallon is bad enough. But even worse is the fact that the public blames the wrong villains. No wonder President Obama seems so unconcerned.

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Gas Slams Auto Demand Index

Americans shopping for a new car are slamming on the brakes, as higher gasoline prices ravaged demand this month, according to TechnoMetrica's Auto Demand survey. Add a comment

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Consumers Lean Toward Smaller Cars As Prices Rise: Survey

Rising fuel prices generally lead customers to look for smaller cars. If prices rise more dramatically, they might consider cars that use alternate fuels. But if fuel prices shoot up, demand for new cars could drop at double-digit rates. This is a prospect that no vehicle manufacturer wants to consider. Add a comment

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Post oil: Glimpses of life after fossil fuel

Americans like to imagine the future. From the world's fairs of the early 20th century to futuristic magazine features in the 1950s to the 1980s "Back to the Future" films, we love dreaming up what might come next.

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