Toyota announces total Toyota Hybrid sales have hit THREE MILLION!!!

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  1. Rybold

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    Toyota global sales of hybrid cars top 3 million - The Economic Times


    Mass production, profitability, experience, innovation and optimization........ :)
    Fixed costs divided by three million vehicles.

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    Impressive!
     
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    How DO they ever do it . . . . selling at a loss & all.

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    hehe :)
     
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    usbseawolf2000 HSD PhD

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    Wow.

    Thought I heard on radio that Feb 2011 Prius sales were 70% increase over Feb 2010. Could someone confirm?
     
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    ^^ true, ZenMachine.

    But 2/2010 was a very bad month for car sales. Hybrids are still less than 3% of total sales in the US I think. Now that the Japanese subsidy of Prius has elapsed I imagine another 10-20k Prius a month can be made available to the US. Just in time for high petrol prices :)

    The only downside is PC getting flooded with people whining that used Prius prices are outrageous, unfair, proof that hybrids cannot transport America blah, blah, blah.
     
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    http://pressroom.toyota.com/pr/tms/document/Feb.2011.Sales.Chart.pdf from Newsroom : Toyota Reports February 2011 Sales / Toyota.
    Yeah, it was bad for Toyota but not so bad for everyone else. I think the stop sale that began end of 1/2010 didn't help (Autoblog).

    By the Numbers - February 2010: Easy Being Green Edition — Autoblog
    http://pressroom.toyota.com/pr/tms/document/February_10_Sales_Chart.pdf from Newsroom : Toyota Reports February Sales / Toyota
     
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    Thanks for the charts! Interesting to see Yaris and Venza sales falling while Sienna sales going up.
     
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    we must be running out of all the special metals needed to build these vehicles!
     
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    I heard there are seekret Toyota junkyards in the Mojave desert with MOUNTAINS of Prius with dead batteries.

    Like Sudbury, only much worse. Maybe tpfun can provide more details.
     
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    you're bad.
     
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    Who, me ? :D

    Ever since I learned how to spell seekret from Hobbit I look for opportunities to share.
     
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    Thanks. It's neat to see the chronology chart.

    It's nice to see the detailed data and ratios. It creates a much better understanding of the hybrid market.

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    Toyota Unveils Global Vision

    FYI,

    Toyota Unveils Global Vision | TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION GLOBAL WEBSITE
    Toyota City, Japan, March 9, 2011—Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today unveiled its "Toyota Global Vision" corporate outline for the future, which will serve not only to give direction to Toyota employees around the world, but also to convey such direction to customers and to the public at large.

    2015 Global Initiatives
    1. Product strategy

    Models for Minimizing Environmental Impact
    • Expand Toyota's line of hybrid models, launching about 10 more by 2015, and continue to develop a full range of plug-in hybrid vehicles, pure electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles.
    • Continue to pursue further gains in fuel economy in conventional gasoline engines.
    Ken@Japan
     
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    Lots of celebration here on the HSD sales growth




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    IN JAPAN.




    US sales are barely up and still way below 97
     
  18. SageBrush

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    I wonder ...
    When Toyota hybrid sales hit 10,000,000, will tpfun's head explode ?

    Stay tuned ...
    Hopefully Volt sales will have reached 50k by then.
     
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    Toyota's entire lineup will end up hybridized so that's no surprise but the Prius will not reach 10,000,000 by 2020.
     
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    The reason I didn't buy another Toyota earlier is that my other Toyotas were basically running the same with no drop in MPG, even at 200k miles, so there wasn't an incentive to purchase another vehicle until one of my vehicles was destroyed in an accident.

    Also, I did switch to Honda for a while. Those are nice cars too. Still going strong.