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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.

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