Back to blog

Hybrid car sales rebound

With the help of Green Car Congress, I’ve been tracking the percent share of U.S. auto sales attributable to hybrids. Back in November I predicted that hybrids would represent more than 2% of December sales, and missed the mark.

But despite the dismal overall trends in the auto industry, I’m pleased to see that for January 2009, hybrids accounted for 2.35% of U.S. new vehicle market share. That’s the highest January percentage ever, and something to be celebrated, especially when $2.00 gasoline has removed some of the near-term financial incentive to buy one.

Here’s the chart:


Stay in Touch

Never Miss a Thing

Subscribe to the Newsletter

Join the TerraPass newsletter to stay updated, receive conservation tips, analysis of the latest news and insightful opinions. Get started now!

Thanks for subscribing!

Follow us on Twitter

Follow us on Facebook