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Hybrid Sales Up 39%? Donít Believe All The Hype
IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 3/8/2011 | Ed Carson

Posted on 03/08/2011 3:04:08 PM PST by Slyscribe

U.S. hybrid sales rose 39% in February vs. a year earlier to 23,263, noted autobloggreen.com.

However, the bulk of that reflects Toyota (TM) Prius sales, which surged 70% vs. a year earlier. But in February 2010, Toyota was knee-deep in the sudden acceleration media circus. Prius sales rose just 10% vs. February 2009, near the bottom of the recession and bear market, and with gas prices low. Prius sales dived 34% in February 2009 vs. a year earlier.

As for other hybrids, they rose a more modest 11% vs. a year earlier to 9,724.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gasoline; hybrids; prius; volt

1 posted on 03/08/2011 3:04:15 PM PST by Slyscribe
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To: Slyscribe
139% of 1,000 is 1,390.

Whooopeeeee!!!!!!

Cue Snoopy Dance.

Then buy a truck.

2 posted on 03/08/2011 3:18:59 PM PST by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: Slyscribe

“the bulk of that reflects Toyota (TM) Prius sales”

So good for America. A Japanese company making that ugly thing in China, Japan and Thailand.


3 posted on 03/08/2011 3:23:22 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Slyscribe

I’d be willing to bet the U.S. Government bought the bulk of those enviroweenie cars for their auto pools.


4 posted on 03/08/2011 3:23:40 PM PST by REPANDPROUDOFIT (General, sir, it is perfectly ok to call me "ma'am"!)
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To: Slyscribe
What this really means:

Great deals on great vehicles like trucks and SUVs etc.....

5 posted on 03/08/2011 3:27:03 PM PST by Red6
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To: Slyscribe

Baraq’s $5 a gallon gas is gonna be all the incentives that hybrids need. I’m afraid in this case it won’t be a 3 month burst like we had back in 08 but a long term headache.

If they can get the home refueling compressor to a decent level of reliability, I’m looking strongly at a nat gas Honda.


6 posted on 03/08/2011 3:33:05 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: Slyscribe

That makes about 250,000 sales a year. We used to have sales of 10 million a year.


7 posted on 03/08/2011 4:21:49 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: Slyscribe

So they finally sold that 4th one...


8 posted on 03/08/2011 4:23:21 PM PST by phockthis
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