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Too Many Hybrids?
By Brian Gorman
June 17, 2005

When it comes to cars, hybrids are hot. High gas prices and plenty of press coverage have created the right conditions for an explosion in U.S. hybrid sales over the past year or so. Now, every automaker wants a piece of the near-molten market. But the very influx of new players may begin to have a cooling effect as the laws of supply and demand take over.

The coming year could test the depth and resiliency of the hybrid car market. Japanese automaker Nissan (Nasdaq: NSANY) expects to begin selling a gas-electric version of its Altima next year. Notably, the automaker is planning on building the sedan in the U.S., according to the Associated Press, a move that could allow the car to appeal to people inclined to buy American...
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