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> Subscribe to the HybridCars.com Market Dashboard Hybrid car sales fell for the third consecutive year, dropping nearly 6 percent in a year when overall vehicle sales jumped by 11 percent. That harsh reality could give ammunition to hybrid critics who argue that gas-electric vehicles were never viable, or that they only serve as a […]

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> Subscribe to the HybridCars.com Market Dashboard As we reported a few days ago, hybrid car sales made a slight increase in November compared to a year ago—while the overall auto market jumped by nearly 17 percent. Yet, the real story of the current hybrid market points to the success or failure of individual models, […]

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> Subscribe to the HybridCars.com Market Dashboard After months of lackluster sales, purchasing of hybrid cars showed signs of life in October. Automakers reported 24,228 sales, the highest volume since May. That put hybrids at 2.55 percent of the new car market for October. Hybrid sales were 9.2 percent higher in October than in the […]

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> Subscribe to the HybridCars.com Market Dashboard Hybrid sales were up by 10 percent in September, compared to a year ago. But the total year-to-date numbers tell a more accurate picture. So far in 2010, automakers have sold 10 percent fewer gas-electric hybrids, in an overall auto market that has grown by about 10 percent. […]

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> Subscribe to the HybridCars.com Market Dashboard The U.S. auto market experienced its weakest August sales since 1983. Overall sales dropped by 21 percent compared to last August, when the Cash for Clunkers programs gave an all-too-brief boost to car sales. Sales of the Volkswagen Jetta TDI were up nearly 30 percent compared to a […]

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> Subscribe to the HybridCars.com Market Dashboard In one sense, July hybrid sales look dismal—falling by 33 percent compared to one year ago while the overall vehicle market increased by 5 percent. But an annual comparison is hardly helpful, because last July we were in the heat of the Cash for Clunkers program. the Toyota […]

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> Subscribe to the HybridCars.com Market Dashboard Sales of hybrid cars fell by 17.5 percent in June, compared to one year ago, while the overall car market grew by more than 14 percent. With gas prices remaining low, consumers looking for a new car were not motivated to spend more money on a fuel-efficient car. […]

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> Subscribe to the HybridCars.com Market Dashboard Sales of gas-electric cars jumped nearly 20 percent in May, compared to last month, outpacing the overall vehicle market that increased by 12.3 percent. Sales of the 2010 Toyota Prius, which continues to make up half of all hybrid purchases, increased by 13.5 percent to 14,248 units—despite a […]

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> Subscribe to the HybridCars.com Market Dashboard We’re back online with our Hybrid Market Dashboard—now expanded into the Hybrid and Clean Diesel Market Dashboard. Hybrids and diesels have competed for mind share as two of the best strategies for improving vehicle efficiency. The hard numbers, which give us a view into real-world market share for […]

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Coming at the heels of Toyota’s problems with sticking accelerator pedals, news of potential braking problems on the 2010 Toyota Prius and Lexus HS250h hybrid has raised legitimate concerns among hybrid owners. Yet, media coverage of Toyota’s safety issues may be blurring the lines between a potentially fatal problem with the accelerator pedals—resulting in a […]

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