TITLE

Handling the Hybrids

AUTHOR(S)
Embrey, Alison
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Convenience Store News;4/18/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 5, p61
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that with gas prices continually on the rise and expected to remain on that upward spiraling track this summer, many U.S. consumers have opted for a less costly, more fuel-efficient alternative for their everyday driving needs--the hybrid automobile. According to the J.D. Power-LMC Automotive Forecasting Services Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Outlook, released in February 2005, nearly 88,000 hybrid-electric vehicles were sold in the United States in 2004, and another 200,000 sales are predicted for 2005. But despite the increase in purchases of the environmentally friendly, fuel-saving vehicles, hybrid market share is predicted to reach a plateau of approximately 3 percent of all vehicle sales by 2011.
ACCESSION #
16796977

 

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