Hybrids are generally known more for their fuel economy than speed. True to form, Russia's first gas-electric model just got a little slower.
Next to all the major automakers debuting vehicles at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show is a lesser-known firm from Russia that operates under the curious name of Yo-Auto (ë-Avto).
The numbers of pre-orders for Yo-Avto's trio of yo-mobiles (Yo CrossCoupe, Yo Microvan and Yo Furgon) are climbing. Car Advice reports that on the first day of accepting online reservations, Yo-Avto logged an astounding 51,188 orders and that total pre-orders have topped 138,800. Of course, these numbers mean next to nothing since pre-ordering a yo-mobile doesn't require a deposit or a signed commitment to buy the vehicle.