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Consumers Often Compensate for Fuel-Efficient Car By Buying Bigger Second Vehicle

Professor David Rapson's energy research with co-authors from UC Davis, Yale and MIT, has found that consumers who already own a fuel efficient vehicle and purchase a second vehicle are more likely to purchase one that is larger compared to those who already own a vehicle that is not fuel efficient. To read more about this, visit the UC Davis news webpage

Rapson's findings have caught the attention of NPR, which includes an audio link to a brief interview with Rapson himself.