31 Jan '12, 11pm

Forget plug-ins and the Prius. It’s a mirco-hybrid world by 2017

Forget plug-ins and the Prius. It’s a mirco-hybrid world by 2017

Forget plug-ins and the Prius. It’s a mirco-hybrid world by 2017 VW taking microhybrid leadership to full hybrids soon 39 million micro-hybrids in the next five years New analysis by Lux Research suggests hybrid vehicles have a much bigger interim future than most might expect, especially here in America. Unfortunately, that future is driven by micro-hybrids, but at least that’s still a bit of an improvement. Thus, by 2017 micro-hybrids will achieve 42 percent market share in the light duty vehicle space. Mild hybrid cars are are also expected to make a jump forward. One of the more interesting points of the study is that a huge micro-hybrid market already exists. Only we don’t know about it here in America because the micro-hybrid is driven by Europe, especially by VW. Europe will continue to dominate the micro-hybrid in 2017, but China and America are also expected to ma...

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