7% of cars sold in the US by 2010 will be hybrids

University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute estimates Toyota, Honda, and others will sell at least 1.2 mln hybrid vehicles by 2010 – about 7% of the US automarket. Currently there are roughly 235 mln cars and light trucks on the road in the US today. Less than 0.1% of those (some 200,000) are hybrids. Insurance companies have accommodated the trend, many offering discount auto insurance designed specifically for hybrid drivers.