There are a lot of ways to get around in an automobile without a standard gasoline engine. While some people my enjoy the unique look of most hybrids or the distinct smell of biodiesel, anyone who wants to drive smarter without drawing any attention to themselves will get the chance next month when Toyota begins selling their hybrid Camry.
Canada’s The Gazette (via Mixedpower.com) points out the high stakes of this model, saying that analysts could downgrade the entire hybrid market if sales are slow. But, since the Camry is the top-selling sedan in North America and this new version doesn’t look all that different than previous models AND with ever-climbing gas prices, it will not be surprising if all those analysts will have to have some other dire predictions to make. Last year, Toyota sold about 450,000 Camrys in North America, compared to about 550,000 hybrids sold worldwide.