Thursday, August 25, 2005

Internet Searches for Gas Prices on the Rise by 300% or More

Searches for electric cars, gas prices, fuel economy and gas mileage up 300% and more by ZDNet's ZDNet Research -- Hitwise found that searches for gas price-related search terms increased 300% or more for the week ending March 26, 2005 compared to a month earlier. Searches for "electric cars" are up 2,900% month-over-month; searches for "gas prices" are up 559%; "fuel economy" is up 333%; and search queries for "gas mileage" are up 300%. Visits to increased 334%, rose 214%, and rose 282%. [...]