PHOTO CAPTION: Ford hybrids have jumped from 5% market share to 17% over previous 12 months.

Hybrid Car Sales Up 32% In First Two Months of 2013

Market share for hybrids has now increased to four percent and could double that by end of decade, analyst estimates.

Published: 31-Mar-2013

When Ferrari's biggest and baddest supercar is a hybrid, you know the world has changed.

Once considered the province of techies and the eco-friendly, hybrids are catching on in almost every vehicle segment.

Hybrid sales were up 32% in the first two months of this year compared with the same period last year, according to research firm Autodata Corp.


Chevrolet Volt sales resurges in March 2012, as do sales of Priuses.

Electric-drive vehicles, including hybrids, plug-in models and pure battery-powered cars, were the fastest-growing segment in the U.S. auto market in the first quarter.

4,900 customers bought the new Toyota Prius C in March, 2012.

Consumers bought a record 52,000 gas-electric hybrids and all-electric cars in March 2012.

Owner takes delivery of Nissan LEAF

Sales in electric-drive sector climbed to 49 percent during the first quarter to total 117,182 vehicles from 78,527 in the previous year.


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