Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Future of Hybrids

If you've been to LeSueur's before, you already know that we have a lot of hybrids and a few diesel cars to choose from. In fact, we might be one of the largest hybrid retailers in Arizona.

But are hybrids here to stay, or are they merely a passing trend?

In a nutshell, it's likely that hybrids are taking over the world. Automakers are planning on hybrid sports cars, and a few companies like Volkswagen (one of our favorites) and Volvo plan on creating a Diesel Hybrid system, capable of acheiving more than 70 mpg.

If you'll remember from my Jetta TDI (diesel) and Toyota Prius (hybrid) comparison, you know that both are capable of better fuel economy when compared to gasoline. Instead of using gasoline in a hybrid, it's only logical that a diesel hybrid will be even more efficient.

Right now Toyota has a huge lead in the Hybrid market, having sold over 140,000 hybrid units since the beginning of the year. Honda comes in around 29,000, and Ford in third place at over 26,000. More and more companies are producing hybrid vehicles, and it doesn't take a fortune teller to know that this is the future of the automotive industry.

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