Hybrid-electric Car Sales Expected to Rise in 2010

Edmunds forecasts hybrids are expected to increase their share of the market to 3.2 percent in 2010 from around 2.8 percent this year.

Published: 15-Dec-2009

Sales of fuel-efficient gas-electric hybrids are expected to rise next year, outpacing the U.S. auto market's overall growth, according to a new forecast.

Automotive research firm Edmunds.com predicted U.S. auto sales would recover modestly next year, to 11.5 million cars and light trucks from an estimated 10.3 million this year.

Its forecasters expect hybrids to outperform the market, even though they cost more, on average, than comparable gas-powered models.

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