Hybrid vehicle momentum stalls

New hybrid models will be in short supply at this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show — one sign that the technology is still struggling to break out of its green-car niche, experts say. The technology needs a jolt of innovation or increased fuel economy if automakers hope to boost sales, experts say. “It’s smoldering,” said Tom Turrentine, a director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis. “It’s a small part of the U.S. market, and it’s not growing.”

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