Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Hybrid Sales Going Up

Whether or not Al Gore's son's speeding scandal had anything to do with it, Prius sales are on the way up. The graph above from Green Car Congress shows sales increasing year after year.

Will I buy a hybrid? Unlikely. They have fantastic fuel economy, but a brand new Prius will cost AU$37,000, which is very expensive for a mid-sized car. This means that this sort of car will mainly be used by the rich.

Toyota claims that as more and more people buy hybrids, prices will go down because of economies of scale and mass production.

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