Clean Diesel and Hybrid Car Sales Boom in August

Double-digit growth green vehicle technologies

Sep 12 2013, 2:30pm CDT | by

Clean Diesel and Hybrid Car Sales Boom in August

Two of the greenest vehicle technologies available in the United States are clean diesel and hybrid automobiles. Sales for vehicles using both technologies increase significantly in August 2013 compared to August 2012. Statistics show that clean diesel cars grew by 41.8% compared August of 2012 during August 2013.

During the same time period sales of hybrid vehicles increased 38.1%. Those are significant growth rates compared to the same month of the previous year. Overall, the US car market registered a comparatively small 17% increase in August 2013 compared August 2012.

In the past 36 months, clean diesel sales rates have increased in 32 of those months. 27 months out of that 36 month range saw clean diesel sales increase in double-digit numbers. Interestingly, diesel cars remain relatively unpopular in the US.

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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