Dropping Gas Prices = Trouble for Hybrids?
If you’ve heard recently, there was a drop in oil prices around the world, although this may seem good news, it sure isn’t looking as good for fuel-efficient vehicles such as hybrids. The recent oil drop have left American motorists be less concerned about saving the world and buying more fuel-efficient vehicles. Toyota even started to offer incentives and discounts on some electric-hybrid models including the Prius for the first time. Starting this month, Prius buyers in the United States can get 0% financing for two years or lease payments from $219 a month. Other manufacturers have also started to give discounts on its hybrid vehicles including the Honda Accord, the Ford Escape, and the Mercury Mariner Hybrid.