CarMax: interest in hybrids and diesels on the rise
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Need further proof that interest in hybrid and diesel vehicles is directly linked to the average price for a gallon of gasoline? According to CarMax, the largest retailer of used cars in the States, searches for hybrid vehicles on its website are up four percent in June over May while diesel are even hotter with a seven-percent increase. Further, the used car retailer reports that visits to its Fuel Economy section are up by 17 percent.Not coincidentally, fuel prices - while still down considerably from their plateau last summer of over $4 per gallon - rose rapidly in the lead-up to the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Click here for a week-by-week chart of average fuel prices in America. Ann Yauger, director of Carmax.com, said in a statement:Online searches for hybrids and diesels indicate that customers are searching the CarMax inventory for the vehicles that have historically offered the best gas mileage.Not surprising, but good to see nonetheless. Popular vehicles from CarMax's inventories include the Toyota Prius, Lexus RX400h, Honda Civic Hybrid and Volkswagen Jetta TDI. Hit the jump for the press release.[Source: CarMax]Continue reading CarMax: interest in hybrids and diesels on the riseFiled under: Diesel, Hybrid, Green Daily, USACarMax: interest in hybrids and diesels on the rise originally appeared on AutoblogGreen on Tue, 14 Jul 2009 08:39:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments .

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1 year 2 days 15 hours 37 min ago

I'm surprised since the number of diesel passenger vehicle registrations grew 80% from 2000. Diesel cars (like ford, jaguar parts car, chevy, honda has long provided an alternative fuel for motorists.

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