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Editorial: America does need hybrid car growth

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As quickly as gas dropped below $2 per gallon, American's interest in hybrid cars crashed and sales of this car segment evaporated.

Hybrid car sales in May 2007, when gas was nearly $4, totaled more than 45,000 in the United States. Last month the hybrid vehicle sales nationwide barely broke 16,000.

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What a difference $2 or less in gasoline costs makes.

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