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#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?
#76 of 119 Re: Hybrids Success in the Marketplace - Hybrid Sales Numbers [mickeyrom]
Aug 28, 2007 (2:54 pm)
'Worth it' is a personal preference. Do you like the vehicles enough to buy them with no regard for some fuzzy fuel saving amount? If so then the fuel savings are an added bonus.
That being said the 2-Modes will be more efficient in fuel savings than the current mild hybrid versions.
#77 of 119 It's not HCCI vs hybrids tho
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Aug 28, 2007 (4:25 pm)
All HCCI is doing is improving the efficiency of the ICE. Hybrid systems would still add to that efficiency gain.
It's amazing how people are quick to defend their ox when it isn't even being gored!
#78 of 119 Re: It's not HCCI vs hybrids tho [pf_flyer]
Aug 28, 2007 (4:55 pm)
Point scored. Touche'
Aug 28, 2007 (6:40 pm)
Kewl... I'm ahead 1-0!!!
#80 of 119 Another month, another Prius record.....
Sep 05, 2007 (5:21 am)
The Prius hybrid gas-electric mid-size sedan posted best-ever August sales of 14,055, an increase of 25.7 percent over August 2006.
Prius not slowing down
Toyota ALONE is on pace to sell 284,000 hybrids in the USA this year.