While the Honda Civic hybrid (pictured) and the Toyota Prius – perhaps the best known hybrid in Australia – did not seem to attract much attention at the Brisbane Motor Show that could all change in the next few years.
A recent survey by KPMG of 140 automotive executives from around the world found that almost 90% of them felt that sales of hybrid cars were set to boom in the next five years.
What that means for the local Aussie manufacturers does not look good. No one has a hybrid on the horizon and the industry is still geared towards big vehicles that are less fuel-efficient than the market may want.
Sales of Hybrid Cars Set to Boom