Toyota Prius sales top two million vehicles

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  1. Tideland Prius

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    Toyota City, Japan – The Toyota Prius has reached worldwide cumulative sales of more than two million units, the company has announced. Approximately 2,012,000 units were sold as of the end of September.

    Toyota said that Prius sales are currently robust in more than 70 countries and regions, particularly in Japan and North America.

    The Prius was launched in Japan in 1997 and began selling in Europe, North America and other markets in 2000. The second generation was released in 2003, and the third generation in 2009.

    Source: CanadianDriver
     
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    where does this put the prius in auto sales history?
     
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    Well to put it into perspective, the Prius reached 1M in 2008. Toyota has sold more than 30 million Corollas in its near 40 year lifespan. I recall the one millionth Corolla was built in 1990 in the NUMMI plant.
     
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    Wow! TWO Million. If cars are averaging 12,000 miles a year, and normally get 25 miles per gallon (big truck to small cars/non-hybrid), they average fuel use would be 480 gallons per year.

    The Prius going 12,000 miles per year would use 1/2 that, or 240 gallons per year ... a savings of the same amount ... 240 gallons. Times TWO MILLION Prius cars ... that's 480 million gallons of gas not wasted PER YEAR.

    If I remember, each tank on a gasoling tanker truck is about 9,000 gallons, or 18,000 if it's a double tanker truck. Divide that into 480 million gallons per year? Math isn't my forte, but I'm thinking the gas not wasted "PER YEAR" by folks buying 2 million Prius cars, would fill over 26,600 double tanker trucks PER YEAR. Now THAT ought to put a dent in the Al Queda flying school budget.

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