Hybrid Cars Sales Jump 20% in May
US hybrid cars sales saw a 20% jump in sales in May, the overall car market saw a 12.3% increase in sales so hybrids are outperforming the market by a large margin. The best seller is still the Toyota Prius (14,248 units), making up over half of all sales and the break out performance by the Ford Fusion Hybrid, with sales up 64% (2,486 units) for May, has surprised more than a few analysts. Toyota is still seeing some sales damage thought to be caused by the recent recall-nightmare with both the Camry Hybrid and Highlander Hybrid seeing a drop in sales, this buyer caution surrounding Toyota cars may be responsible for the jump in sales of non-Toyota hybrids like the Fusion, the Nissan Ultima Hybrid (+253.6% | 1,167 units) and the Chevy Silverado Hybrid (+179.4% | 299 units).
Head over to HybridCars.com to read a full breakdown on sales by model.