NEW YORK – Car buyers are taking a wait-and-see attitude toward hybrids, electric vehicles and other alternative powertrains, says Don DeVeaux, managing director of GfK Automotive LLC in the U.S., citing several company consumer surveys. GfK is a provider of product, brand and consumer research and consulting to the global automotive industry. Only one-third of consumers plan to buy an alternative powertrain in the future, he says. But even many of these may switch to conventional ...

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