Hybrid Sales Double in 2012 Compared to 2011
If you think this is a big growth figure, wait two more years and allow more manufacturers to add hybrids to their range (and they will) - the figure will be considerably higher and it looks like the hybrid is here to stay, not only as a novelty or a quirk, but a genuine option for buyers who now choose between petrol, diesel or hybrid.
Toyota is the global initiator of the ‘hybrid trend’, having started it in 1997, with the original Prius, a quirky car which gained cult status for its clever use of technology and relatively low price. Other manufacturers soon followed, with Honda bringing out the Insight three years later, a car which is still very good even by modern standards.
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