The March of Progress: Hybrid Sales Jumped by 39.6 Percent Last Month
Toyota Prii Combine for 28,000+ Sales
Hybrid Sales Grew Three Times Faster the Overall Industry
With fuel prices still running high, it’s no surprise that hybrid sales are doing the same, and the numbers are fairly impressive: In March, automakers combined to raise hybrid deliveries by 39.6 percent, with 48,206 sales. That compares to an overall industry growth rate of 12.7 percent in March, reflecting a little more than 1.4 million sales.
Yet the support for hybrid vehicles wasn’t exactly as broad-based as you might think; there were some very clear winners and losers, including …