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Top 15 markets for hybrid cars are mostly in California

2001 Prius. The granddaddy of all hybrids. I still have mine.

2001 Prius. The granddaddy of all hybrids. I still have mine.

Hybrid cars % of all new car sales

1.San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose 9.4%
2. Monterey/Salinas, Calif. 8.84 %
3. Eugene, Ore. 7.89%
4. Santa Barbara, Calif. 7.5%
5. San Diego, Calif. 7.13%
6. Eureka, Calif. 6.97%
7. Los Angeles 6.62%
8. Chico/Redding, Calif. 6.06%
9. Palm Springs, Calif. 6.03%
10. Portland, Ore. 5.95%

My trusty 2001 Prius is still going strong. A Toyota salesman who lives in the building saw my car and asked what it was. He’d never seen a 2001 Toyota Prius, apparently!

Nationwide, hybrid sales are stubbornly stuck at about 3% which makes them a blip overall.

Posted in Energy conservation

Porsche 911 Spyder hybrid

0-60 in 3.2 seconds. 500 hp V-8 plus 218 more hp from two electric motors. 7-speed transmission. 4 different driving modes, including pure electric. Yours for just $630,000. (Ouch.)

Posted in News

Exxon providing hybrid car technology

Hybrid car, Exxon battery technology
Exxon Mobil technology is already used in cellphone batteries. They hope to do the same for nextgen lithium-ion hybrid car batteries.

Posted in Energy conservation


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