Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Are Hybrids No Longer Hip?

Cars on the HighwayNPR looks into sales of new hybrid cars and asks if interest is falling beyond the Prius?
A recent survey suggests the number of people interested in buying a hybrid has actually dropped in the past year.

Some 180,000 hybrid cars and SUV's were sold in the United States in the first six months of 2007 — about 3 percent of total sales.
But While the Prius has become mainstream — it was the sixth-best-selling car in May — many of the other hybrids on the market have fallen short.

Rusty Hefner, director of market analysts at Hybridcars.com, says that part of the blame for that may lie with dealers.

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