Gasoline – Fuel Efficiency

Hybrid Retention Closing the Gap Between Sister Gas Models

June 04, 2013

The level of hybrid-only penetration has grown from 3.15 percent of the market in 2012 to 3.34 percent of the market in April 2013, while the plug-in versions currently stand at .56 percent, according to HybridCars.com, a journalist managed green car site. And, there are now over forty hybrid-related vehicles and another dozen plug-in vehicles.

Black Book, an independent vehicle pricing company, recorded the statistical retention breakdown with emphasis on hybrid-popular car and truck segments below:

2007HybridGas
Cars47.9%52.2%
Trucks51%48.4%
Compact Crossovers49.9%45.5%
Mid-size Crossovers57%51.3%
Full-size Pickups46.2%48.4%
2010HybridGas
Cars52.8%55.7%
Entry Midsize52.1%48.2%
Trucks56.1%59.5%
Luxury SUVs56.8%56.1%
2013 (Projected)HybridGas
Cars50.4%54%
Trucks53.6%54%

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