Well, so much for my gas-electric crystal ball. Last month, I confidently predicted that hybrid sales in December 2008 would reach the same 2.2% of total car sales that they had reached in December of the previous year. But this chart from Green Car Congress tells it differently:
Hybrid sales share (the purple line in the chart) continued to fall, easing below 2% to 1.97% of all new cars sold in December. I suppose it’s hard to argue against cheap gas making the return on the hybrid investment less interesting, but I remain hopeful.
What do you all think? Hybrid sales back over 2% in 2009?