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#66 of 119 Hybrids still bringing in the dollars
Jul 03, 2007 (10:56 am)
Toyota Camry Hybrid reported sales of 5,530 units in June. The Toyota Prius hybrid gas-electric mid-size sedan posted best-ever June sales of 17,756, an increase of 76.3 percent over June 2006.
TMS first-half hybrid sales totaled 146,536 units, an increase of 69 percent over the same period last year. In June, TMS posted sales of 27,382 hybrid vehicles, up 46 percent over last June. Toyota Division posted sales of 25,689 hybrids, up 48 percent over the same period last year. Lexus Division posted sales of 1,693 hybrids, an increase of 15 percent over last June.
Keep on Hybridizing America!!!
#67 of 119 Why Hybrid Sales Keep Climbing
Jul 03, 2007 (4:04 pm)
This is why people buy hybrids:
2007 Honda Civic Hybrid
70/30 hwy/city miles
65 mph highway speed
100% a/c use (Texas)
36 psi tires
In other words, this is a real world number, not the result of over-inflated tires, wimpy top speed or a sweaty driver saving a few mpg by turning off the a/c.
The more people see how efficient these cars are, the more people buy them.
#68 of 119 Re: Why Hybrid Sales Keep Climbing [1stpik]
Jul 06, 2007 (10:34 am)
"The more people see how efficient these cars are, the more people buy them."
Did you mean to post everything except the MPG?
#69 of 119 Hybrids reach 2.5% of US Sales market
Jul 17, 2007 (7:29 am)
Hybrids now 2.5% of US Sales market
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
According to a report from PIN Insights,
published by Power Information Network, a division of J.D. Power and Associates, hybrid penetration has increased by one-third from a last year, up to 2.5%. Toyota has the largest penetration of hybrids, with over 1 in 10 of every vehicle sold being a hybrid. Lexus is second with 5% of all cars sold under the Lexus nameplate bearing a hybrid badge. Saturn is a surprising third, at almost 4%. Honda, Mercury Ford, and Nissan follow in order.
Considering how few carmakers sell hybrids (only seven of the thirty seven), a penetration of 2.5% is pretty remarkable.
There is no distinction being made between full and mild hybrids in the report.
#70 of 119 Yota sales
Aug 02, 2007 (7:28 am)
'Yota sales July 2007
Camry Hybrid reported sales of 4,329 units in July. The Prius hybrid gas-electric mid-size sedan posted best-ever July sales of 16,062, an increase of 50.5 percent over July 2006.
#71 of 119 Jul-2007 Sales
Aug 02, 2007 (1:12 pm)
Total Sales 28,585 and its 12 % increase over July-2006. This is despite a 12 % decrease in the overall vehicle sales.
Hybrids have 2.2 % market share in July-2007.
Luckily Toyota is reducing the price of Prius by 1,200 and Camry by 1,000 and this should help increase the sales in August.
#72 of 119 Re: Hybrids Success in the Marketplace - Hybrid Sales Numbers [pf_flyer]
Aug 27, 2007 (10:07 am)
It's nice to talk about hybrids,but it's just talk right now.In my state ,Illinois,it's virtually impossible to find one.
#73 of 119 Re: Hybrids Success in the Marketplace - Hybrid Sales Numbers [mickeyrom]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Aug 27, 2007 (11:15 am)
I'll just add that while the current crop of hybrids are fine vehicles, I don't think they are anywhere near the final solution to the problem of fuel efficiency improvement.
We need a bit of a breakthrough in battery technology or something like the diesel-like gasoline engine to take us to another level.
#74 of 119 Re: Hybrids Success in the Marketplace - Hybrid Sales Numbers [pf_flyer]
Aug 28, 2007 (12:18 pm)
If the HCCI engines do appear then that will improve efficiency by 15-20%. The current crop of hybrids do better than that immediately.
The new CAFE standards that are likely to be adopted in the next session of Congress are likely to be the catalyst for lots of improvements across the board. GM's debut of the 2-Modes for the heavy vehicles is a big improvement if the numbers really come in at 30+% improvement. As long as the cost of the 2M's isn't too high this will give the give a big boost to our fuel-savings-efforts.
Additionally converting the fleet of mid-sized trucks and BOF SUVs to diesel is a big priority. This too should save a lot of fuel possibly giving this segment a boost from the 18-22 mpg to the 25-30 mpg range.
#75 of 119 Re: Hybrids Success in the Marketplace - Hybrid Sales Numbers [kdhspyder]
Aug 28, 2007 (1:44 pm)
Anyone got any opinions about the Green Aura,or the Green Chevy sedan?Is the gas savings enough to bother?