Car consumers are constantly on the lookout for vehicles that will help them save money and the environment at the same time. As a result, diesel and hybrid cars are becoming more popular choices, and people across the U.S. are starting to take notice of these alternative types of automobiles.
Data compiled from R.L. Polk and Company shows that the number of diesel and hybrid vehicles in the country is growing at a rapid rate. From 2010 through 2012, there has been a 24 percent increase in diesel cars and a 33 percent jump in hybrids, despite the total number of automobiles increasing by less than 3 percent.
In total, there are about 6.65 million diesel vehicles and 2.29 million hybrids currently registered stateside.
"While diesel vehicle registrations are slightly less than 3 percent in the U.S., auto analysts and market researchers virtually all agree diesel sales are going to increase significantly as the number of new diesels made available domestically will more than double in the next two years," said Allan Schaeffer of the Diesel Technology Forum. "… And an interesting wild card will be the emerging market domestically and internationally of clean diesel hybrid vehicles that will achieve astounding mpg numbers."
According to Automotive.com, New York is one of the states with the fastest-growing diesel markets, and its surrounding area may soon see a jump in the number of available diesel vehicles.
If you're looking for a diesel, hybrid or standard car in the New Jersey area, head over the NJ State Auto Auction. With a large selection of CARFAX certified automobiles, drivers can find just the kind of vehicle they're looking for and make sure it comes with the best safety features and performance standards available.