US Auto Sales Fueled by Hybrids and Electric Cars

Friday, April 08, 2011

The auto industry might just be driving the U.S. economy. U.S. car sales rose in March by 16.9 percent and Chrysler, Nissan and Ford are vying for the top slots. Chrysler hit its highest monthly total in three years in March with a 31 percent increase. And lot of that growth was fueled by hybrid and electric car sales. However, despite this good news, there are also reports that car companies are scaling back overtime hours and production schedules, especially in their small truck production.

George Pipas, Chief Sales Analyst for the Ford Motor Company, joins us to discuss the state of the auto industry.

Guests:

George Pipas

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja

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