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Published on November 7th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

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Alt-Fuel & Hybrid Vehicle Sales Soar In October

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November 7th, 2012 by Zachary Shahan 

 
We just reported on the good October numbers for the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf yesterday, but they weren’t the only green (or greenish) cars that fared well last month.

Chris DeMorro of Gas2 writes:

“Is 2012 the year that alternative fuel vehicles finally come into their own? It’s starting to look like that after a particularly strong October saw alt-fuel and hybrid car sales set a sales record for the third consecutive month. All told, more than 46,000 alt-fuel vehicles were sold in the U.S. in October, putting sales on track to break 500,000 alt-fuel sales for the year.”

Toyota led with 24,000 units sold (over half of alt-fuel/hybrid sales). Of course, the Prius family carried the load, with 16,774 sales (including 1,900 Prius Plug-In sales).

For the full story, check out: Sales Of Alt-Fuel/Hybrid Vehicles Soar In U.S.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501095647 Bobby Gasoline

    Plug in cars require coal for the electricity. Just sayin’

    • Bob_Wallace

      The US grid used to get more than 50% of its supply from coal. First half of 2012 that was down to 36%. We’ve got about 100 coal plants scheduled for closure in the next few years.

      Coal is going away.

      Just sayin’

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