28 Dec '16, 1pm

Sales of 'green' cars remain low; is it a problem of fear?

Stephen Edelstein Dec 28, 2016 2017 Chevrolet Volt Enlarge Photo Despite a proliferation of new models and continuing pressure from stricter emissions standards, sales of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery-electric cars so far remain low. Even successful models can only muster a fraction of the sales volumes enjoyed by their internal-combustion counterparts. The nationwide launch of a redesigned, second-generation Chevrolet Volt has helped sales increase 58.5 percent this year, according to Wards Auto data. DON'T MISS: Plug-in electric car sales surge in Nov: Volt soars, Prius Prime arrives (final update) But the plug-in hybrid's 21,048 deliveries through November pale in comparison to the 171,552 Chevy Cruze deliveries this year. Another example: Of 311,352 Honda Accords sold this year, just 6,055 were the hybrid model. Low gas prices and increased consumer interest in...

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