According to the Internet analysis and research firm Hitwise
, America's concern over high gas prices
has sparked a sharp increase in on-line searches for alternative fuel
sources. Searches for 'ethanol
' information, for example, rose 212 percent in May over the previous month, while searches on biodiesel
information rose 100 percent in the same time frame. Since January, traffic on Toyota's
websites increased 42 and 19 percent respectively, which Hitwise attributes to possible interest in their hybrids
and new small cars.
More details and other searches can be found at the link.
[Source: Hitwise via Tekrati]