Fuel Prices Driving Prius Sales, Waiting List Grows

It can take up to two weeks to receive delivery of the hybrid-electric vehicle, and Toyota has cut the value of its Prius sales promotion.

Published: 16-May-2008

BLOOMBERG -- Toyota Motor Corp.'s Prius hybrid, the most fuel-efficient car sold in the U.S., is getting harder to find on dealer lots and commanding higher prices when customers do.

It can take up to two weeks to receive delivery of the hybrid-electric vehicle, said Mark Harding, general manager of Toyota of Santa Monica, in Santa Monica, California.

``We've got some in stock at the moment, but we've also got a waiting list,' he said. ``Supply is very tight.'

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