“At $4 per Gallon, US Consumers Ditch SUVs”

From SustainableBusiness.com (via my friend Steve B. at Gather.com), here is an article that predicts the point where gas prices will cause a five-fold increase in purchases of hybrid cars and the abandoning of SUVs by US consumers.  The point is said to be $4/gallon, a conclusion which is based on studies by Edmunds.com and the Civil Society Institute. Also, according to the article,

“The US DOE expects gas prices to reach a record $3.50 this spring”

Clearly, in addition to all of the concerns about the environment that many people have today, we are going to need some purely economic forces to change the nature of the average American car.  Those economic forces seem to be building strength.

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