Not enough hybrids to go around

In the Boston Herald, there’s an article about how hybrid manufacturers can’t keep up with the demand for their vehicles.

“We just didn’t have enough vehicles to provide to the consumers,” said Mona Richard, a Toyota spokesperson, adding that Prius production is at capacity.  Hybrids are in short supply all over, especially in the midwest, where Prius sales are actually down  this  year over last, because of non-availability.  Waiting  lists of 3  to 6  months are common. Demand isn’t just limited to the Prius, either. The Honda Civic Hybrid, which accounts for about 11 percent of all Honda Civic sales this year, is also seeing large increases in demand.

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