Diesel and hybrid cars sales increase as gasoline prices climb

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 26, 2012

Sales of diesel and hybrid cars have had a dramatic increase as gasoline prices climb. Data gathered by hyrbidcars.com and Baum and Associates show that diesel sales have grown by 35% in the first quarter of 2012, with 28,260 units sold. Hybrid sales increased by 11.4% in January, 55.4% in February, and 39.6% in March for a total of 106,207 hybrids sold. For the same period, gasoline prices increased by 10% in January (year over year), an increase of 13% in February, and 8% in March. There is definitely a general correlation if the three graphs were compared to each other.

However, the increase in gasoline prices isn’t the only reason for the sales surge. Another factor is that there are many more diesel and hybrid cars offered in 2012 than there were in 2011. Notably, there are many more to arrive in 2013. Audi revealed that it will sell diesel versions of the A6, the A8 and the Q5 SUV in the U.S. in 2013.

In addition, the A4 diesel sedan may be released in 2013 or 2014. Chrysler is set to present a diesel Grand Cherokee in the next few years, together with a Dakota pickup and maybe other Jeep models. Ford will soon offer a diesel-powered, full-size Transit. General Motors announced that the Cadillac ATS will be available with a diesel and Mazda would be the first Asian producer to offer a diesel to the U.S. market. Mercedes-Benz has been offering its Bluetec line for sometime and Volkswagen will bring the Beetle to its diesel lineup.

Topics: diesel, hybrid

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Less than three weeks to go and the Super Bowl LI – one of the most awaited and most watched sports events in television – will commence on February 5,...
by - January 16, 2017
New Tesla vehicles will have to pay when charging at any of the carmaker’s Supercharger stations once they exceed their annual limits. This comes as Tesla Motors announced revisions in...
by - January 16, 2017
Off-road driving with an open air vehicle provides another kind of experience for many off-road enthusiasts and fans. For this sake, Ford is planning to offer a version of the...
by - January 16, 2017
For those who love driving, future autonomous cars should be like the Toyota Concept-i that is drawing in a multitude of visitors at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las...
by - January 15, 2017
Things are looking good at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars as the British luxury carmaker impressed by posting a six-percent jump in deliveries in 2016. Rolls-Royce’s 2016 deliveries of 4,011 units in...
by - January 15, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries