Four out of five French willing to spend more to buy cleaner cars

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More than four in five French people (83%) are willing to spend more to buy a car that consumes less and is less polluting, according to an IFOP poll published by "Dimanche Ouest-France".

According to this survey, 42% of French people are "certainly" willing to spend more to buy a cleaner and less consumer vehicle. They are 41% to answer that they would "probably" be ready to make that choice.

In addition, 88% of respondents say they are ready to adopt biofuels to reduce their fuel consumption. They are 69% to consider the use of a hybrid vehicle running on electricity and gasoline and 65% could use the "start-stop" system, which automatically turns off the engine at traffic lights.

Moreover, almost a third of French (35%) have already decided to reduce their leisure spending due to rising fuel prices, although 65% maintained their spending for this position. They 29% have reduced their clothing budget, 27% of their household purchases and spending 18% of their food expenditure.

The IFOP poll was conducted by telephone and the 7 8 October with a sample of 956 people representative of the French population aged 18 years and over, by the quota method.


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