In addition to teaming up with Autobytel to present both the 2012 Ideal Vehicle Awards and the 2012 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, AutoPacific also finds the time to field bi-monthly Fuel Impact Surveys that measure drivers’ opinions about the cost of gasoline and how it affects their lives. And one of the more recent studies—implemented specifically to determine “which political party they believe is best equipped to help control fuel costs”—shed some (surprisingly green) light on the situation.
The key takeaways from the study:
- U.S. drivers are still looking to the government to take the lead on energy policies.
- They want to see more efforts to promote alternative fuel sources, including wind and solar power.
- Confidence in the ability of either major political party to handle the job is abysmal.