GlobalData: Coronavirus leads to nosedive in global vehicle sales with lowest January registrations since 2012

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million light-duty vehicles were sold worldwide in January—the lowest monthly figure since January 2012, which saw 5.9 Driving the drop in sales was the emergence in December 2019 of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China. This has created a knock-on effect for both vehicle sales and production, with dealerships devoid of customers and factories at a standstill with no one to operate them. Sales in the world’s single largest vehicle market sank 33.1% Only 6.2

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Sales Of Hybrids & Electric Cars Surge 73% In 2012

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Eco-minded shoppers have seen environmental issues take up more space in the news, and they've known that it was simply a matter of time before those concerns began affecting the sorts of vehicles we drive. Now, mainstream consumers are beginning to see the light. The change hasn't come overnight. Though the first hybrids debuted in the late

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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In: Strong Sales, Owners Happy

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The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In hybrid has got off to a good start in its first six months on sale, with over 6,000 units sold so far. That, says Toyota, is more than the first six months of Chevrolet Volt sales, at 2,745 units, and Nissan Leaf sales, which managed 3,875 cars in its first month. Toyota is putting demand for the Prius Plug-In down to

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2012 Ford Focus Electric: 105 MPGe, 76-mile range.10 Sales

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It is, instead, the 2012 Ford Focus Electric, which earned a higher efficiency rating (105 MPGe combined) and a longer electric It's the first battery-electric car from a global automaker, a compact hatchback eagerly awaited for years and touted by some as a revolutionary vehicle that will change the way we drive forever. It's not the Nissan Leaf.

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Report: Car sales to surge in 2012

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It’s a New Year and it appears to be a new start for the automotive industry – which is expected to enjoy a resurgence in 2012. Global automotive market intelligence firm Polk suggests that new vehicle sales in 2012 will increase by 6.7 Cars Green cars Latest news 2012 car sales car sales car sales predictions car sales report China Polk U.S.A

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Nissan CEO Admits 2012 Leaf Sales Goal Won't Be Reached

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Sales rates didn't seem to support that, and now Nissan has conceded that it won't happen. For many months, Nissan has said it would sell 20,000 Leaf electric cars in the U.S. by next March. CEO Carlos Ghosn said that number "would not be reached," in an interview on Bloomberg TV in Mexico City yesterday. The Detroit News reported Ghosn's remarks

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2012 Coda Sedan: First Drive

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It's been a long time coming, but the 2012 Coda Sedan is now on sale at a handful of dealers in California. Six months after the very first Coda compact electric cars were delivered to buyers, the compact is gearing up a major publicity push to sell the electric sedan--which we've now driven. Our bottom line is that the Coda Sedan is a practical

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2012 Nissan Versa

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An all-new sedan joined the 2012 Nissan Versa range this year, while the five-door hatchback remained unchanged from previous years' models. One is extraordinary value, as one of the cheapest cars on sale. Whichever body style you choose, the Versa has two major selling points. The other is impressive interior space--usefully bigger than many of

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PHEVs led August US sales of plug-in vehicles; Volt and Prius PHV dominate

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In August, the US sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) from the major OEMs (Chevy Volt and Prius PHV) totalled 3,336 units, while battery-electric vehicles (Nissan LEAF, Honda Fit EV, and Ford Focus Electric) sold a combined 728 units. Year-to-date, plug-in hybrid sales from these majors have totalled 19,579 units, while their battery-electric vehicle sales reached 4,406 units. Volt set its prior sales record in March, with 2,289 units.

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Cumulative global sales of Lexus hybrids pass half-million mark

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From the sale of the first RX 400h in 2005 through to the end of November this year, Lexus has sold more than 506,000 of its hybrid vehicles. Today, hybrids account for about 25% of all Lexus sales. Cumulative global sales of all Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC)-produced hybrid vehicles—i.e., Succeeded by the RX 450h in 2009, it has claimed the largest share of Lexus hybrid sales (51.2%), with 259,000 units sold through to November this year. Hybrids Sales

2012 Toyota Prius V, Prius C, Help Toyota Top 4 Million Hybrid Sales

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According to Toyota, the milestone was passed in late April, when the 2012 Toyota Prius C had only been on sale five or six weeks. But while it -- and the 2012 Toyota Prius V wagon which launched Believe it or not, Toyota has now sold more than 4 million hybrid cars worldwide since it launched the original Toyota Prius hybrid in Japan in 1997.

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Pike forecasts sales of hybrid and plug-in medium and heavy duty trucks to nearly double in 2012

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According to a new report from Pike Research, the worldwide market for hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric medium- (MD) and heavy-duty (HD) trucks will grow at 92% in 2012, with total sales surpassing 19,000. between 2011 and 2017, reaching 100,746 truck sales by the end of that period. In 2012, this trend is likely to continue, particularly in European and developing Asian markets, Pike says.

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Pike Research projects plug-in sales to fall short of US 2015 target; strong growth through 2020

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Pike now projects that some 410,000 PEVs will be sold between 2011 and 2015 in the United States, with cumulative US sales not reaching the 1 million mark until 2018. Pike nevertheless expects PEV sales to ramp up strongly in the second half of this decade, with global PEV sales surpassing 1 million vehicles per year in 2017 and, by 2020, reaching 1,748,268 units—about 1.7% of the 103 million global light-duty vehicle sales expected in 2020, according to Pike.

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Liftback accounts for 63% of March Prius sales; Prius v and c account for about 17% each

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Prius sales March 2011 v. March 2012. In March 2012, Toyota posted a new one-month record for Prius sales of 28,711 units, up 54.3% Looked at another way, the 18,008 units of liftback sales in March 2012 were roughly equivalent to liftback sales in March 2011 (18,605); at that time, the liftback was the only Prius model on sale. For example, Prius v posted its biggest month since it went on sale last November of 4,937. Hybrids Sales

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2012 Ford Focus Electric: Small Ad Budget Due To Low Sales Of Volt, Fisker

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Earlier this week, Ford announced it had signed a deal with troubled Internet content provider Yahoo to stream 10 episodes of an Internet reality show centered on its 2012 Ford Focus Electric. Called Plugged In, the show will send teams of contestants to various U.S. cities in Ford's battery electric hatchback, taking part in an elaborately staged

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Cumulative worldwide sales of Honda hybrids passes 1 million units

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announced that its cumulative worldwide sales of hybrid vehicles surpassed 1 million units as of the end of September 2012. This milestone was reached 12 years and 11 months after the start of sales of the first generation Insight in Japan November 1999, which realized fuel economy of 35 km/liter (82.3 Toyota hit the 1-million mark for cumulative global hybrid sales at the end of May 2007 ( earlier post ), and has since rocketed past 4 million cumulative units.

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Ford C-MAX Hybrid posts 3,182 units in first full month of sales, outpacing Prius v

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Ford’s new C-MAX Hybrid ( earlier post ) sold 3,182 units in October in its first full month of sales, outselling the Prius v’s 2,769 units. Sales of the entire Prius family were 16,774 units, with the sedan accounting for 8,788 of those.) The C-MAX Hybrid also led Ford in achieving its best October hybrid sales month ever with a total of 4,612 sales, up 142% over October 2011. Ford sales of Focus, C-MAX and Fiesta were up 54% to 25,493 units year over year.

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As The 2012 Toyota Prius C Nears Sale, We Spec Our Own

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In six days, Toyota will start sales of its newest Prius family member, the 2012 Prius C. The smallest Prius hybrid yet, the Prius C is Toyota’s first subcompact Hybrid to go on sale in the U.S. At a starting price of $18,950, the Prius C is also Toyota’s cheapest hybrid yet. We’ve test-driven the Prius C already, and even given

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2012 Nissan Leaf Gets Even Cheaper: Now, $139/Month Lease

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Plug-in electric car sales are growing in the U.S., The 2012 Nissan Leaf, however, is not doing so well. with the Chevy Volt in particular going from strength to strength. Despite being one of the earliest electric cars on the market, it's been outsold three to two this year by the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. What is it that carmakers do to boost

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Toyota targeting production of more than 10 million vehicles in CY 2012

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has revised its calendar year 2012 sales and production plans, targeting worldwide production of 10,050,000 vehicles and worldwide sales of 9,760,000 vehicles for the year. The production target reflects a 28% increase in combined Toyota, Daihatsu and Hino from earlier plans and a 23% increase in combined sales. The company also announced financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended 30 June 2012.

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Europe diesel sales sag slightly, continuing trend since 2012

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Despite efforts by Chevrolet to step into the void left by Volkswagen, sales of diesel passenger vehicles in the U.S. Europe emissions sales Volkswagen diesel scandalmay have been permanently crippled by the VW diesel emission scandal. In Europe, however, diesel has been entrenched for decades as roughly 50 percent of the market. Even before the scandal, it wasn't expected to rise much beyond.

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GM in China sets new September sales record

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During the first nine months of 2012, sales by GM and its joint ventures in China increased 10.0% Shanghai GM’s domestic sales were up 3.7% SAIC-GM-Wuling’s sales in China also set a September record, increasing 0.4% Domestic sales by FAW-GM were down 5.0% Chevrolet sales in China totaled 56,166 units in September, a record for the month and an increase of 3.2% In addition, the Malibu set an all-time monthly sales record of 8,280 units.

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2012 Toyota Prius C

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The 2012 Toyota Prius C has been a success from Day One, with strong sales for Toyota's new 50-mpg hybrid hatchback. If you're looking for the highest gas mileage of any non-plug-in vehicle on the market--but want something smaller and more nimble than the classic Prius liftback--the newest addition to the growing Toyota Prius line is well worth a

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Fisker reports more than $100M in revenue Jan-Apr 2012; more than $1B in funding since 2007

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Fisker Automotive published its first business update, announcing that revenues had exceeded $100 million in the first four months of 2012. In the first few months of 2012, Fisker has continued to raise private equity investment to fund its expansion plans, securing $174 million of additional private financing since the start of the year. 2012 Fisker Karma. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Sales

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October Plug-In Electric Car Sales: Volt, Leaf Stay Strong

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The good news for plug-in electric car sales just keeps on keeping on. That brings 2012 sales for each car to 19,309 for the In October, Chevy sold 2,961 Volts--the highest-ever single-month total--and Nissan continued a recent resurgence, selling 1,579 Leafs. Those numbers compare with 2,851 Volts sold in September and 984 Leafs the same month.

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Could Opel Ampera Outsell Its Sibling The 2012 Chevrolet Volt?

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Amidst much gnashing of teeth over sales of the Chevrolet Volt electric car, a couple of bright spots have emerged. First, orders for the 2012 Opel Ampera--the Volt's European sibling--have already reached 7,000, out of a projected total of 10,000 Amperas sold for all of 2012. The orders may have been helped by the Ampera's win as European Car of

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GM sets annual sales record in China

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With a month of sales remaining, General Motors and its joint ventures set an annual sales record in China. With domestic sales of 260,018 vehicles in November, GM’s sales in 2012 reached 2,593,642 units in the first 11 months compared with 2,547,171 vehicles sold in China for all of 2011. Last month’s sales were the highest ever for November and the second-highest for any month in GM’s largest market, rising 9.7% Shanghai GM’s domestic sales grew 8.7%

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2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: Newest Competitor For Camry, Fusion Hybrids

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With Toyota celebrating the sale of its four-millionth hybrid, and Ford poised to launch another hybrid car in the U.S., Take the 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid for example. Although Hyundai has only offered a hybrid version of its popular family sedan since 2011, we think the 2012 it’s easy to forget that other automakers also make hybrid cars.

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Worldwide sales of Toyota Motor hybrids top 4M units; Prius family accounts for almost 72%

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Cumulative worldwide sales of TMC hybrids. Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced that global cumulative sales of its hybrid vehicles—passenger car and commercial—topped the 4-million unit mark as of 30 April. of cumulative sales, with 2.631 million units sold—44% of those sales were in Japan, and 56% overseas. of cumulative TMC hybrid sales. thousand units sold, with 95% of those sales occurring outside of Japan. Hybrids Sales

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Sales of alternatively-fuelled vehicles up by 13% in 2012

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UK motorists are steadily warming to hybrid and electric vehicles if sales figures from the SMMT are to be believed. The number of alternatively-fuelled vehicles (AFVs) registered in 2012 up until the end of October was 24,266; 2,811 units more than in the first ten months of 2011. smmt EVs hybrid new car sales UK“It is encouraging to see the alternatively-fuelled [.].

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2012 Toyota Camry Vs 2012 Hyundai Sonata: Midsize Sedans Compared

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Camrys have topped the passenger car sales charts since the dawn of time, but with the 2012 Hyundai Sonata on the market, it's no longer a given that the Camry is the car to go for. Both provide five seats, four doors and decent gas mileage, both are affordable, and both should provide many miles of trouble-free driving. But if you can't stretch

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Cumulative sales of Toyota Motor hybrids top 2M units in Japan, 4.6M worldwide; 1.02M from Jan to Oct.

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Global annual sales of TMC hybrids. Cumulative sales in Japan of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) hybrid vehicles—including plug-in hybrids— reached 2.04 Globally, cumulative sales of TMC-produced hybrid vehicles since the first was launched in 1997 have now topped 4.60 The hybrid model with the next highest cumulative sales is the Camry (317,200)—6.9% Approximately 40% of Toyota’s sales in Japan and 14% of global sales are hybrid vehicles.

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2012 Nissan Leaf Electric Cars Offered At Up To $5,000 Off

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If you're in the market for a 2012 Nissan Leaf, you may find some surprisingly good deals available on the highest-volume battery electric car sold in the U.S. Sales of the Leaf this year have remained far below the pace needed to hit the company's sales target of 20,000 Leafs in the U.S. And when sales lag, prices often

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2012 Honda Insight

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Regrettably, the company saw its hopes for soaring sales of its mild hybrids dashed, with the Insight selling less than half the projected number--largely because it suffered in comparison to its showroom stablemate, the Honda Fit. Two years ago, Honda launched its Insight subcompact hybrid hatchback to high hopes.

Chevrolet led US passenger car sales in 2011

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Chevrolet led all automakers in US passenger car sales in 2011 and posted its largest year-over-year retail sales increase in 35 years, due in large part to strong sales of the Cruze compact sedan. Chevrolet compact car sales almost doubled compared with 2010. Cruze sales in the United States totaled 231,732 in 2011, contributing to the car’s global success.

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19.7% of new cars sold in May 2012 in Japan were hybrids; Prius and Aqua dominate

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of new cars sold in Japan in May 2012 were hybrid cars, up 11 percentage points from last year. Looking at the different manufacturers, hybrid sales make up 25% of Honda sales in Japan, and a whopping 46% of Toyota sales. And talking of kei cars, these now make up four-tenths of new car sales in Japan, with 6 of May’s top-ten best-selling models being keis. Integrity Exports. 19.7%

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Dealer Discounts 2012 Mitsubishi 'i' Electric Car To Smart Level

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For a time, the 2012 Mitsubishi i was the cheapest electric car on sale in the U.S. When smart announced its third-generation Electric Drive would retail from $25,750 for the coupe model, it made the $29,975 Mitsubishi look a bit expensive. Even if it does have two extra seats. Now, Town & Country Mitsubishi in Milwaukie, Oregon, is selling

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2012 Coda Sedan: On Sale, But Can You Test-Drive One?

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It’s been nearly four months since deliveries of the 2012 Coda Sedan started, but with the automaker not willing to divulge its sales figures and very few cars spotted on the road, is the automaker in trouble? According to PluginCars, the Californian automaker’s biggest problem at the moment is availability of cars. No test-drives Even

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Pike Research forecasts clean diesels to represent more than 12% of global light-duty vehicle sales by 2018; outpacing hybrids in North America

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Annual clean diesel ldv sales by region, world markets: 2012-2018. A new report from Pike Research finds that rising fuel prices and stronger fuel economy regulations will stimulate increasing demand for clean diesel vehicles in markets around the world, and forecasts sales of these vehicles will increase from 9.1 million in 2012 to 12.1 of all LDV sales by the end of that period. Globally, Pike expects clean diesel LDV sales to grow from 9.1

Ford China sales up 32% in July

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Ford China posted a 32% sales increase in July 2012, with 42,560 wholesale units sold. At Beijing’s Auto China 2012, Ford unveiled three new SUVs for China: the EcoSport, Kuga and Explorer. Sales at Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC), Ford’s commercial vehicle investment in China, are likewise strong despite the contracting commercial vehicle market. Year to date, Ford China has sold 319,882 wholesale units, up 4% from January – July 2011.

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2012 Toyota Prius C Vs 2012 Honda Insight: Sub-$20K Hybrids Compared

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One is the 2012 Honda Insight, familiar not just for its Prius-like profile but also having been on sale for several years now. The other is the 2012 Toyota Prius c, taking everything the Prius badge stands for If you're in the market for a brand new hybrid but want to save a few pennies on purchase price, you're really limited to two vehicles.

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