More on hybrids and Hummers, though only at the US nationwide level, not Cascadia-specific.
The Associated Press reports, via the Olympian:
“About 88,000 hybrids were sold in the United States last year, according to J.D. Power and Associates, which projects the number to more than double to about 220,000 this year."
And the Detroit Newsreports that large SUV sales were way down in 2004.
“Sales of large SUVs-a category that includes GMC Yukon, Hummer H2, Ford Expedition, and Toyota Sequoia-were down 6 percent last year, with many models posting double-digit declines, according to Autodata.”
Hummer H2 sales nationwide in 2004 dropped 27 percent, to 25,000 behemoths.
2004 US hybrid sales: 88,000
2004 US Hummer sales: 25,000
In the Northwest, hybrids swamp Hummers by even larger margins.