Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Hybrid vehicle registrations up more than 25 percent in 2003

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
PfcHammer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-04 09:02 AM
Original message
Hybrid vehicle registrations up more than 25 percent in 2003
http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/040422/na_fin_us_auto_hybrid_gr...

Hybrid vehicle registrations up more than 25 percent in 2003
Thursday April 22, 12:01 am ET
By John Porretto, AP Auto Writer

DETROIT (AP) -- Americans are opting more for vehicles with environmentally friendly gasoline-electric hybrid engines, new statistics show, and that trend is expected to continue because of high gas prices and a growing number of hybrid models.

U.S. registrations for hybrid vehicles rose to 43,435 last year, a 25.8 percent increase from 2002, according to figures from R.L. Polk & Co., a firm that collects and interprets automotive information.

California had the most registrations, followed by Virginia, Florida and Washington.

"People are buying hybrids because of mileage benefits and environmental concerns," said Lonnie Miller, director of Polk's analytical solutions unit. "With the rising cost of gas, hybrid registrations will likely increase in 2004."

<chop>
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-04 09:11 AM
Response to Original message
1. Great news.
My uncle has one. He loves it :)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Superfly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-04 09:13 AM
Response to Original message
2. If gas was $4 a gallon like over in Europe
Americans would be clamoring for hybrids. I know I'm holding off until the hybrid SUVs come out.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Paulie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-04 09:20 AM
Response to Original message
3. I have a Prius on order...
7 month wait... probably be a 2005 model.

The hybrid SUV's are going to be in the 25-30mpg range, I wanted something in the 45-55mpg range.

If I need a truck, I'll rent one for $19.95 a day. ;)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-04 10:17 AM
Response to Reply #3
5. I bought one on Ebay to avoid the wait
I found a couple on Ebay and Autotrader. Some were listed by dealers trying to get 2K over the sticker, but some are people who want to sell for various reasons.

I bought mine from someone in Connecticut, who had bought it from a dealer in Georgia and had it shipped. He then ordered another one in the color and style he wanted, and when that came in, he sold his on Ebay. It was listed about forty minutes when I bought it with instant purchase, and he said several others had emailed him just before I bought it.

They can be gotten. They are well worth it. The ride, the technology, the mileage, the feeling you get when you pass an H2 (and they will pass an H2), and the looks you get when cruising past the gas station are well worth the trouble and price. I've had people in Mercedes, Corvettes and BMWs slow down to eye my car on the highway.

The sound system is horrible, though.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
demdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-04 09:24 AM
Response to Original message
4. Market driven, people buy them and they make more.
The government can mandate whatever they want but until the public starts buying a product, it is dead in the water. Now the company backed research will, pardon the pun, put the pedal to the metal and start producing even more variants of fuel efficient vehicles.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Jul 11th 2014, 05:19 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC