UK Hybrid Car Sales Doubles in a Year

Year to date results for the hybrid market show an increase in sales from 3,117 to 6,568 cars – or 111 per cent.

Published: 05-Jun-2007

Sales of hybrid cars in the UK have doubled in the last 12 months – making cleaner cars the fastest growing sector in the industry. Year to date results for the hybrid market show an increase in sales from 3,117 to 6,568 cars – or 111 per cent.

Continued growth in the sector was reflected by Honda’s performance in May, when the company sold more hybrids over one month than ever before. 604 of the low-emission Civic Hybrid saloons were registered during May, bringing year to date sales to 1,136.

Honda’s successful month was helped by some impressive results in the corporate market, with an increasing number of public and private companies recognising the financial, as well as the environmental benefits of running hybrid cars.

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