Consumers have started to migrate back away from hybrids and small cars to SUVs and pickups as fuel prices have dropped and stayed relatively low. Hybrid prices have dropped with the decreased demand. Increased fuel taxes for 2011 and beyond promise to make current cheap gasoline temporary.
Demand for hybrid cars skyrocketed when gas prices topped $4/gal last summer
New hybrids had waiting lists and sold for well above sticker
Used hybrids were selling for as much as a new hybrid’s sticker price