Fuel efficiency has slowly seeped into our automotives as one of the principal criteria. Save the ecological concerns, the hike in fuel prices in the US has proved enough to awaken the consciousness of the car buyers. They are now on a spree to find new ways to stop fuel prices looting their wallet. And, apparently almost all car makers are offering fuel efficient choices without a compromise on technology.
Trends point at the fact that the automobile market is all ready for fuel efficient vehicles. Leading the market are Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius, both of which have set new sales records this March.
Toyota’s Prius is way ahead of its nearest competitor in sales figures. Prius sales went up 52% in February, compared to the yesteryear status. March witnessed further growth with a 54% increase, with 28,711 Prius hybrid sold in the US.
Though the numbers are a tad less, Chevrolet Volt has also done noticeably well in this March. Volt has sold 2,289 units last month, which amounts for 10% of the Prius family’s numbers.
This mammoth difference can be attributed to the market presence of Prius for over a decade. Also,Toyotahas introduced 3 Prius models.
People always keep a distance to new technologies on board, and it takes a while for them to get familiarized. The next generation Volt is likely to widen the horizons for the vehicle in the potential EV market. Cheaper and longer electric range vehicles are seen as a sure bet on future of automobile industry. Aren’t you too headed to the market for fuel efficient vehicles as gas prizes zoom?