Earlier today I wrote a post
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
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 maybe it’s all the ads featuring Kermit.
Considering that a third of new car
buyers are seriously considering alternative fuel
vehicles (and almost
all of them are willing to pay more money for their car), this increase – and Toyota’s short supply of
Prius vehicles shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.
[Source: All Headline News via Mixed Power]