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Hybrids, Plug-Ins Selling Better Than We're Being Told

According to Mintel hybrids and electric cars where the fastest growing segment of US auto sales in 2012.

Published: 29-Jan-2013

Although the media keeps telling us that hybrids and electric cars aren't selling well, the facts tell a different story.

For 2012, these vehicles were the fastest growing segment of US automotive sales, with close to 440,000 sold, according to market research firm Mintel.

About 3.3% of all the vehicles sold in the US last year were hybrids and electric cars, up from less than 1% in 2004.


Odyne Systems, LLC hybrid work truck.

Odyne Systems, LLC hybrid drive anticipated to deliver fuel efficiency over a conventional truck of up to 50% annually.

Toyota Prius Aqua/C is reputed to get 80+ mpg.

Lindsay Brook explains the nuances of hybrid electric car power trains.

Porsche 2011 Cayene Hybrid utilizes P2 system.

P2 could help significantly reduce hybrid premium and possibly lead to 70 percent sales penetration by 2030.


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