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Toyota Hybrid Car Sales Top 3 Million Vehicles Worldwide

Posted By Mike Chino On March 8, 2011 @ 12:57 pm In automotive,Green Transportation | 2 Comments

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So far it’s been a big year for the Toyota Prius [2] – not only did the world’s most popular hybrid car receive an official pluralization (Prii [3]), but Toyota just announced that its hybrid sales have topped 3 million vehicles worldwide. From August 1997 to February 2011 Toyota Motor Corporation has sold 3.03 million hybrid cars [4], marking a milestone in the adoption of more fuel-efficient vehicles and a reduction of 18 million tons of CO2 emissions compared to gasoline-powered cars.

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Toyota Motor Corporation’s line of hybrid vehicles has come a long way since the launch of the “Coaster Hybrid EV [6]” in 1997 – today it includes the rapidly expanding Prius family [7] as well as the recently unveiled Yaris [8] and the Lexus CT 200h [9]. By the end of 2012 the company plans to unveil 10 new hybrids, including 6 new launches and 4 redesigns.

Toyota is also developing new [10] battery technologies [11] that will push the performance of their hybrids and EVs even further, and they have partnered with Tesla [12] to develop electric cars. The company’s impressive hybrid sales figures show that a sea change is afoot in the automotive industry as consumers are swept away by more efficient vehicles.

+ Toyota [13]

Via Physorg [14]


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[2] Toyota Prius: http://inhabitat.com/tag/toyota-prius

[3] Prii: http://pressroom.toyota.com/pr/tms/toyota/toyota-announces-the-plural-of-192558.aspx

[4] hybrid cars: http://inhabitat.com/tag/hybrid

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/toyota-hybrid-car-sales-top-3-million-vehicles-worldwide/5343700977_ce79f7315a_b/

[6] Coaster Hybrid EV: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Coaster

[7] rapidly expanding Prius family: http://inhabitat.com/toyota-unveils-new-family-of-prius-vehicles-at-the-detroit-auto-show/

[8] Yaris: http://inhabitat.com/toyota-unveils-its-hybrid-yaris-subcompact-at-the-geneva-auto-show/

[9] Lexus CT 200h: http://www.lexus.co.uk/range/ct/ct-200h.aspx

[10] new: http://inhabitat.com/toyota-developing-magnesium-battery-that-could-reduce-range-anxiety/

[11] battery technologies: http://inhabitat.com/new-toyota-hybrid-will-feature-lithium-ion-battery/

[12] partnered with Tesla: http://inhabitat.com/toyota-partners-with-tesla-to-make-electric-cars/

[13] + Toyota: http://www.toyota.com/

[14] Physorg: http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-toyota-hybrid-sales-million.html

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