1,000,000 hybrid cars sold per year, but none American
Within about the next year Toyota and Honda believe they will, combined, begin selling 1,000,000 hybrid cars per year. American automakers on the other hand, combined, won't even sell 100,000 hybrids.
Certainly, American automakers have future products intended to leapfrog the Toyota Prius, but how realistic are those plans?
For instance, Toyota also has plans for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. Can a vehicle like the Chevy Volt steal all of Toyota's green market share? I mean honestly, GM is still many years away from producing 100,000 Volts per year. Doesn't GM need much, much more than the Volt?
Perhaps gas prices will decline, or at least stagnate for a number of years. If not, however, is there any real reason to believe that US automakers are anywhere close to being correctly positioned for the future?