U.S. consumers put a high value on fuel economy when buying a new vehicle, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, as automakers lobby the administration of President Donald Trump for relief from mileage requirements enacted by his predecessor. In a Reuters/Ipsos poll taken May 31 to June 15, 41 percent of respondents said mileage was most important to them when buying a new vehicle, after cost and safety but before warranty, brand, design and high-tech features like navigation. This is roughly the same set of priorities that U.S. adults set in a similar poll taken in July 2017. Among respondents who identified as Trump voters, 34 percent said they wanted automakers to focus on improving fuel efficiency – a higher share than respondents who […]