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Toyota’s Prius has loomed above the U.S. hybrid sales landscape ever since it and Honda’s Insight ushered in the hybrid era in 2000, but of late, the Prius has been losing some of its lion’s share. Redesigned in 2009, and launched in the U.S. in 2010, for the past few years the third-generation Prius – […]

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Now 13 years since one little hybrid hatchback model was imported by Honda from Japan to America and began a new automotive category, 2013 saw more incremental growth and a new high-water mark of nearly a half-million hybrids sold. Today there are 19 brands selling a total of 46 hybrid models of all varieties including […]

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Counting all makes and models of hybrid passenger cars and trucks sold in the United States, as of October the tally crossed the 3 million unit mark. At the end of September, cumulative year-to-date hybrid sales were at 2,982,186 units since hybrids were first launched over a dozen years ago, and with October’s 33,561, the […]

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Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada predicted yesterday that hybrid vehicles will play a larger role in the future development of automotive propulsion systems than widely recognized. Uchiyamada, in remarks before the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., said that hybrids retain key advantages that will continue to make them popular with consumers. “Some people say […]

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Toyota Motor Corporation announced that it has sold five million hybrid vehicles worldwide. Nearly two million (1,951,243) of those hybrid vehicles have been sold in the United States, under the Toyota and Lexus brands. In Canada, over 77,000 hybrids have been sold to date and Toyota Canada’s products accounted for more than 80 percent of […]

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Toyota reported on Monday that November marked the second best month of sales for its Prius Plug-in, with 1,766 units sold, since the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) began selling in March of this year. The November figures make the Toyota PHEV the sales leader among major brands for the month. October remains the Prius Plug-in’s best […]

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Toyota sales in Canada are on a roll with 14,563 units sold in November and 179,854 units sold year-to-date, an increase of 21.1 percent. A significant part of this success can be attributed to the company’s hybrid lineup, wearing both the Toyota and Lexus badges. The company said November was a record month for Toyota […]

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