U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Vehicle Technologies Office
Fact #339: September 27, 2004
Who Thinks Hydrogen Is the Best Replacement Fuel for Gasoline?
A thousand people were asked in a random survey:
"Consider a future date when gasoline is no longer available. Which of the following do you think would be the best fuel for use in personal vehicles: electricity, ethanol, or hydrogen?"
The same people were asked which of those three choices is the worst fuel for use in personal vehicles. The graph below shows the range of responses (across different demographics groups) for people who answered hydrogen as their best or worst fuel choice.
Respondents Who Think Hydrogen Is the Best/Worst
Fuel to Replace Gasoline
Respondents Who Think Hydrogen Is the Best/Worst Fuel to Replace Gasoline
||Hydrogen Is Best
||Hydrogen Is Worst |
||Share of Respondents|
|18–24 yrs old
|Over 65 yrs old
|Less than $25,000 income
|More than $75,000 income
|Less than high school education
Source: Opinion Research Corporation for National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Study #713359 (N = 1,041), August 27, 2004.
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