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Toyota Hybrids Top 6 Million Sold

The Iconic Toyota Prius

The world wants hybrids, and Toyota’s sales prove that!

The company announced that it had sold over 6 million hybrids worldwide as of the end of 2013, including more than 90,000 sold in Canada.

Although the sales numbers are great news for Toyota, they’re even better news for the environment. Toyota calculates that as of December 31, 2013, its hybrid vehicles have resulted in approximately 41 million fewer tons of CO2 emissions and approximately 15 billion fewer litres of gasoline being used compared to gasoline­-powered vehicles of similar size.

Toyota has continually encouraged the mass market adoption of hybrid vehicles to help lessen the environmental effects of vehicles, and it looks like those efforts are paying off, as two out of every three hybrids sold in Canada in 2013 were Toyota and Lexus vehicles.

Toyota sells 10 hybrid vehicles and a plug­in hybrid in Canada under the Toyota and Lexus brands, plus 24 hybrid passenger car models and one plug­in hybrid model in approximately 80 countries and regions around the world.

Within the next two years, Toyota will launch a total of 15 new hybrid vehicles worldwide, including the new “Highlander Hybrid” in Canada early this year.

It’s clear the world has embraced the hybrid, and Toyota, as it always has, is leading the way!

Toyota Hybrid Vehicle Sales

Year

Gobal

Japan

N. America

Europe

1997

0.3

0.3

1998

17.6

17.6

1999

15.2

15.2

2000

19

12.5

5.7

0.7

2001

36.9

18.4

15.9

2.3

2002

41.3

19.9

20.3

0.8

2003

53.2

27.1

24.8

0.8

2004

134.6

68.7

55.9

8.1

2005

234.9

58.5

149.9

23.3

2006

312.5

72.4

197.6

36

2007

429.4

81.9

287.8

48.9

2008

429.7

104.4

254.9

57.8

2009

530.1

251.1

205.2

54.7

2010

690.1

392.2

195.8

70.1

2011

628.9

316.3

185.1

82.8

2012

1219

678

344.6

106.8

2013

1279.4

679.1

358.1

153

Based on Toyota Motor Corporation data (Unit = 1,000 vehicles)

Neal Gratton

Gateway Toyota Scion

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