Skip to comments.Many hybrid-car owners buy once -- but not again, Polk study says
Posted on 04/09/2012 3:22:24 PM PDT by dila813
While the choice of fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles for sale in the U.S. continues to grow, more buyers than not are deciding against the technology when they go to buy another car.
Only 35% of hybrid vehicle owners chose to purchase a hybrid again when they returned to the market in 2011, according to auto information company R.L. Polk & Co.
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Sounds like the market for hybrids is collapsing
Our overlords will determine the commerce clause gives them free reign to mandate we must buy hybrids or ev’s as a health care stipulation.
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Well, the EPA has already made a determination that Carbon is hazardous to human health.
You might not be far off.
I don't think that recently purchased hybrid cars are ready to be replaced.
I think these are people who purchased hybrid cars who chose not make their second-car purchase a hybrid, too.
People may be thinking that one hybrid car in the family is enough.
Well one commentor on the article is very optimistic:
“Electric is the wave of the future—coupled with photovoltaic roof panels to charge your car free with the sun forever free of OPEC and Big Oil !!!
By 2018 batteries will be being mass produced with 500 to 1000 mile range and that will KILL the gasoline car forever.”
‘Cause that’ll be the day when I die.
optimistic to the point of Insanity to think a roof panel can power a car.
He's another stupid liberal commentator! Several years ago, my liberal brother-in-law bet me $100 that electric cars were taking over and that gasoline cars would no longer be sold within 5 years. I'm a couple years away from collecting. I told him gasoline cars would be around another 100 years. No more efficient power source than gasoline exists for cars when cost is factored in. Even when throwing in 10 percent corn ethanol that drives up the cost and reduces efficiency.
Well, I bought a Prius and I’m not stupid. It has cut my gas bill in half...that’s smart.
However, the thing DOES drive like a truck and I find it uncomfortable to drive. Also has a terrible blind spot because of the way it’s built, and quite frankly, it’s ugly as sin! But I’m certainly happy having an extra $200 a month in my wallet every month.
Spectators would no longer need earplugs!
I have a toy hydrogen powered car, bought on sale for $10 marked down from a $130 price. It was supposed to indoctrinate kids about green powered cars. The stupid car takes like an hour to charge in sunlight via a solar panel, creating electricity to make hydrogen from water in a fuel cell, which then runs the car for a few minutes. The toy car was a failure, just like it's big brothers being built for adults. Far better ways to make electricity than solar roof panels.
True. The sunlight energy density isn't there, even if the panel was 100% efficient.
Never owned a hybrid, but I just got an ‘09 Prius as a company car (it’s a loaner til the new one, a ‘12, comes in in the next couple months or so). I was prepared for a little, silent go cart; in other words, I was prepared to hate it.
Imagine my surprise. That little sucker will s**t ‘n’ git.
Does this person realize there isn’t even enough power from the sun hitting that area of their roof the entire day to support the average daily commute even if the solar panels and the batteries had 100% efficiency?
Dude, this is the way a leftist thinks. It’s like magic. They believe in these fantasies they create.
i was speaking in generalities, you prolly bought it to save gas, not the planet like the ones i was referring too
my Hyundai gets 40mpg on a regular gas engine without a turbo and only cost $17,600 loaded, handles well all the time, drives like a sportscar when ask to and looks great
ya don't need a to spend a lot of money on a hybrid to get great mileage
As in, "One hybrid car in the family is enough."