TORONTO, May 21, 2008 -- Today, Kanetix (, Canada's insurance marketplace, announced that through, the number of Canadians getting online auto insurance quotes for hybrids increased dramatically—up 65 per cent over the previous year.

“Interest in hybrid vehicles from Canadian drivers is growing. Whether it’s because drivers are looking to minimize the impact they have on the environment, the rising cost of fuel, or rebates offered by the various levels of government, clearly hybrids have piqued the curiosity of Canadian drivers,” observes Gregory Ellis, Co-founder of “These prospective hybrid owners, by shopping around for auto insurance for their hybrid through the car insurance shopping service, are not only looking to save on fuel, but also save on the cost of insurance by comparing quotes from competing insurers.”

Whether or not you are thinking of buying a hybrid, can help you ensure you are not paying unnecessarily high auto insurance premiums (and many people do.) At, Kanetix offers auto insurance consumers a better and quicker way to shop for auto insurance. With just one visit to, drivers can easily get auto insurance quotes from competing insurance companies.

About Kanetix
Launched in October 1999, Kanetix is Canada's leading national, online insurance marketplace. The Kanetix insurance information and shopping service brings consumers and insurance companies together in a one-stop shopping environment. Each day, thousands of consumers visit the Kanetix website to compare insurance quotes from a variety of Canadian insurance companies. Kanetix visitors can select the insurance quote of their choice and where available, choose to complete the application for coverage online or purchase their policy over the phone.

In addition to the insurance marketplace, Kanetix is a leading provider of online insurance quotation technology and develops online quotation systems and websites for some of Canada's leading insurance providers.

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Gregory Ellis

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