"My Other Car Is A Gas Guzzler (Or Electric)"

Oct 2, 2017

Maybe you thought you'd do good things for the planet by buying an electric car, or at least a hybrid.  But what OTHER car might you have in your garage? 

This is a question explored by four economists, including David Rapson at the University of California at Davis. 

The team discovered that "attribute substitution" enters the picture: families that buy a fuel-efficient car may have a gas-burning SUV as their other vehicle. 

Dr. Rapson relates some of the major findings of the study.