Weekly News Roundup
Automotive news for March 20, 2006
Zero percent on Ford Escape Hybrid
Don’t expect hybrid sales to slow down then, however, and in fact it looks as though sales will keep increasing. Compared to last year, hybrid sales are up 44 percent, but did dip 5.7 percent in January. Surprisingly, the January slow down was largely due to a 7.5 percent decline in Prius sales, which has an astonishing 50 percent of the US hybrid market. All in all, hybrids account for 1.26 percent of the US light-duty vehicle market.