Hybrid sales up 39% in February; Toyota Prius leads the pack

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It's that time again: February 2011 sales have been tallied and hybrid vehicles posted gains of 39 percent compared to the same month last year. Overall, sales of hybrid models hit 23,263 units in February, accounting for 2.35 percent of the 989,808 vehicles sold in the U.S. last month.

Once again, the Toyota Prius dominated the gas-electric segment, racking up 13,539 sales in February. The Honda Insight, with 1,722 units sold, captured second place. The Ford Fusion Hybrid and Honda CR-Z finished the month with sufficient sales to place third and fourth, respectively.

With predictions that gas prices could exceed $4 per gallon by the end of this summer and possibly soar above the $5 mark by 2012, sales of hybrid vehicles should continue to rise. Want all the details? Head over to Hybrid Cars for a model-by-model breakdown of gas-electric sales for February 2011.

[Source: Hybrid Cars]

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