Honda, meanwhile, has decided to pull the plug on its Accord hybrid. The 'performance' hybrid (as opposed to 'economy' hybrid) had stiff competition from the gas-electric Toyota Camry, which had significantly higher mileage than the Accord and a lower sticker price.
The gas-electric Honda Civic continues to sell well, and the hybrid market as a whole is strengthening. Green Car Congress reports that hybrid sales hit a new high last month, accounting for nearly 3 percent of sales. Also in May, the Toyota Prius became the first hybrid to break into the top ten bestsellers.