Skip to comments.Hybrid Sales Up 39%? Donít Believe All The Hype
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.
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Cue Snoopy Dance.
Then buy a truck.
“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.
I’d be willing to bet the U.S. Government bought the bulk of those enviroweenie cars for their auto pools.
Great deals on great vehicles like trucks and SUVs etc.....
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.
That makes about 250,000 sales a year. We used to have sales of 10 million a year.
So they finally sold that 4th one...