Buyer Interest in Hybrids Wanes As Fuel Prices Drop
Hybrid consideration is at 12%, and shoppers are willing to fork out only an additional $1,152 as opposed to the 30% consideration just one year ago.
Automakers are ramping up plans for more gas-electric vehicles, just as
consumer interest appears to be waning. Demand for hybrids has fallen as fuel
prices have eased off historic highs.
CNW Marketing Research says that a year ago about 30% of car shoppers
considered buying a hybrid, and they were willing to pay a premium of nearly
$2,500 more than they would have for a conventional vehicle.
Now, however, hybrid consideration is at 12%, and shoppers are willing to
fork out only an additional $1,152.
SuperFast Pizza has chosen the Chrysler Sprinter which will be the first to offer plug-in hybrid technology giving the company's rolling pizza vans the ability to be pollution-free and neighborhood friendly.
Reflex features an advanced diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system that harnesses diesel, electric and solar power. This combination of power can deliver maximum fuel economy - up to 65 mpg - without compromising performance.