Hybrid Car Sales No Longer Driven By Gasoline Prices

Hybrid sales in June were more than double those of a year ago, and up 67% in July from the same month in 2011.<

Published: 15-Aug-2012

Sales of hybrid electric cars have followed a consistent pattern, surging when gas prices spike and then sliding when gas prices fall.

Until this year, that is.

A strong supply, expanded lineup and a sense that high-cost energy is here to stay combined to keep hybrid sales strong this spring and summer, before pump prices pushed higher.

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