It's not stopping.
Rising gas prices are generating increased interest in hybrid vehicles.
Hybrid vehicles are powered by internal combustion engines and are also equipped with batteries that recharge during driving and an electric motor that assists with power demand. Hybrids deliver great mileage compared to their gas-only counterparts. The vehicles are considered environmentally-friendly alternatives to traditional internal combustion engine vehicles.
"Hybrids are being adopted by vehicle buyers in all regions at an increasing rate for many factors, which include fuel prices, differentiating themselves from other consumers and environmental activism," said Lonnie Miller, the director of industry analysis for R.L. Polk & Co. "The data indicates that hybrids have not hit plateau and that there is room for continued growth within the marketplace in all regions."
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