March 30, 2013

BOOSTS IN GAS TAXES WILL DRIVE SALES HIGHER:

Hybrid vehicle sales speed up ( Jerry Hirsch, 3/29/13, Los Angeles Times)

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.

That's driven by a combination of trends, including upward-creeping gas prices, a growing track record for reliability and the wider selection of hybrid offerings -- everything from the entry-level Toyota Prius C to the spacious Ford Fusion sedan to the LaFerrari, a 949-horsepower, million-dollar monster.
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