Earlier today I wrote a post about
Toyota’s inability to satisfy consumer demand for their hybrid Prius cars. Looks like some of those potential
buyers drifted over to Ford. Ford reported yesterday that sales of it’s hybrids were up 75 percent in April
compared to March, All Headline News reports.
Interest-free loans and federal and state tax credits likely helped Ford move more of its Escape hybrid (2005’s
North American Truck of the Year) and Mariner hybrid SUVs in April. Or
Perhaps it was because we’ve been awash in yuletide eggnog, but Autoblog (and apparently the entire
automotive press) missed Toyota’s Prius being honored with the first-ever Jim Henson Technology Award on December
21. [Insert It’s Not Easy Being Green jokes here].