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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.

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