October 25, 2013

Auto Briefs

Survey looks at who's likely to buy an electric; Esquire's top car picks



Survey gauges buyer demand for electrics
A survey of consumers' interest in plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) says 6.9 percent of shoppers are "very likely" or "somewhat likely" to purchase or lease a PEV in the next year. Market-research firm Zpryme led the survey of 1,000 people, which also found that the age groups most likely to purchase a PEV are 18-24 and 25-34. Males were more likely to buy than females, and those in the Northeast and South were more likely to buy than those in the West. For details, visit smartgridresearch.org.
NWautos staff



Esquire offers picks for the year's top cars
Esquire magazine has released its annual list of car awards. Among the winners (all are the 2014 model year):
Car of the Year: Lexus IS 350 F Sport (shown)
Automotive Event of the Year: Chevrolet Corvette release
Horse of the Year: Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG (for horsepower)
Sport Utility of the Year: Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
Small Car of the Year: Ford Fiesta ST
NWautos staff


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