Not so hot hybrids

The Detroit News reports that sales of certain hybrids, especially larger ones, aren’t quite what Toyota, Ford and Honda were hoping for. Carlos Ghosn throws around the “I told you so” line to whomever is listening after having warned in the past about the economic sense (or nonsense) of hybrids. Some of the complaints from customers include not saving enough money to make up for the price premium, and lower than advertised fuel economy. From a technical point of view, small and light-weight electric hybrid vehicles tend to make more sense, compared to the larger ones, and maybe the market is finding this out for itself.
[Source: The Detroit News]

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