Britsh hybrid sales double in the past year

Gas-electric hybrid cars are still a very small segment of the market in Europe, but they are starting to pick up some steam, at least in England. So far in 2007 hybrid sales are up 111 percent compared to 2006 rising from 3,117 to 6,568 units. A monthly record of 604 Honda Civic Hybrids were sold in May, more than half of the total this year of 1,136. Hybrids are gaining popularity particularly with car-sharing services like City Car Club and also some chauffeur services that are switching over from gas engined cars.

[Source: Honda UK]

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