21 Feb '13, 10pm

Report: Numbers don't lie: plug-in sales ahead of early hybrid sales

Report: Numbers don't lie: plug-in sales ahead of early hybrid sales

Despite a challenge by upstarts with cords, the Toyota Prius remains the unofficial car of green-ness. What's sometimes difficult to remember is that the car has been on the market for over a decade, so it's nowhere near an overnight success. We're not sure if we'll ever see the day when half of Santa Monica is driving around in Nissan Leaf electric vehicles, but at least one publication sees history repeating itself – this time with plug-ins in the Prius role. A new article in Scientific American downplays worries that sales of plug-ins such as the Leaf and Chevrolet Volt have been disappointing. In fact, the publication says electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are "on track or doing better" than hybrid sales were at the same stage of market introduction. "We are seeing impressive year-on-year sales, declining battery costs, a decarbonizing power sector, and cities arou...

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