17 Jun '11, 4pm

After 11 Years, Two-Millionth Hybrid Car Sold In United States

After 11 Years, Two-Millionth Hybrid Car Sold In United States

2011 Toyota Prius Enlarge Photo Sometime early last week, someone somewhere in the U.S. bought a hybrid car. And while we may never know exactly who that person was, the car was the 2-millionth hybrid-electric vehicle sold here since the very first Honda Insight went on sale in late 1999. Industry trade journal Ward's Auto calculated from its sales data that the milestone was crossed within the first week of June. The first 1 million hybrids were sold by 2008, indicating a much quicker pace of sales as hybrid production grows and gas prices rise. Odds are that that 2-millionth hybrid car was a 2011 Toyota Prius, since a majority of the 3 million hybrids it has sold have been Priuses. Global sales of all Prius models passed 2 million last October. In the States, Toyota has sold more than 1.0 million Prius models in three generations since the first one went on sale in 2000....

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1061717_after-11-year...

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