Hybrid sales increased up to 32 percent in the first two months of 2013, compared with the figures during the same period of 2012, according to Autodata Corp. The market share for all hybrids has grown to four percent. According to an analyst at Gartner Inc. this could double by the end of 2020.
What makes people so inclined towards hybrid vehicles? Experts suggest that the increasing gasoline prices and reliability on hybrid vehicles are the main reasons that attract customers in to the hybrid vehicles.
Customers also got a variety of choices on hybrid vehicles, from the entry level Toyota Prius C to the expensive 949-horsepower LaFerrari. The list also includes many others like Ford Fusion sedan, Subaru’s XV Crosstrek Hybrid crossover and Nissan which introduced its 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid at the New York Show.
Taking into account customer choices, the Toyota Prius hybrid still remains the favorite. Last year, the vehicle had gained the status of best selling vehicle in California, the largest auto market in the US. Toyota sold over 25 % of its Prius vehicles in California and the company has confirmed that it sold almost 90 percent of Prius vehicles so far.