Toyota Europe hybrid sales up 43% year-on-year in 2013; almost 18.5% of total TME sales, 28% in W. Europe

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The downsized hybrid system combines a 1.5-liter gasoline engine with a light, compact electric motor, transaxle, inverter and battery pack. In addition, Toyota Europe offers the Toyota Prius, Prius+, and Prius Plug-in Hybrid, as well as the Lexus CT 200h, IS 300h, GS 300h, LS 600h and 600hL, and Rx 450h.

Lexus Brings Hybrid Bicycle Concept to the UK

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It is equipped with an electric eight-speed Shimano internal gear system, which references the eight-speed shift-by-wire automatic transmission of Lexus’s LS 600h limousine. The carbon fibre construction shares the same light-but-strong composite materials technology that was used on Valentino Rossi’s MotoGP-winning motorcycle.

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Toyota and Ford See Hybrid Gains in March, While Honda Hybrids Drop

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Overall, Toyota reported an increase in total light duty vehicle sales of 40.7% According to Autodata, total light-duty vehicle sales in the US grew 24.3% to 31 units and the LS 600h dropped 64% to 9 units. The top two vendors of hybrids in the US, Toyota and Ford, each reported strong gains in hybrid sales in March 2010 year-on-year. Toyota saw its overall hybrid sales grow 21.6% by volume (not day sales rate) to 16,714 units.

September Auto Sales Plunge in Aftermath of Cash for Clunkers; SAAR at 9.2M units, LDV Sales Down 41% from August, Hybrid Sales Down 48%

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In the aftermath of the summer sales boom fueled by the US Cash for Clunkers program, September 2009 light duty vehicles sales dropped back to pre-incentive lows. With 745,997 cars and light duty trucks sold in September, according to Autodata, sales were down 22.7%

US Hybrid Sales in March 2009 Down 44% Year-on-Year; Monthly New Vehicle Market Share of 2.5%

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US sales of hybrids in March 2009 as reported by the automakers dropped 44% by volume year-on-year to 21,433 units; that performance was worse than the total light duty vehicle market, which posted a 36.8% Hybrid sales as a percentage of total light duty vehicle sales by automaker.

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Reported US Hybrid Sales Up 5.2% Year on Year in June; 3% New Vehicle Market Share for the Month

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Hybrids significantly outperformed the total light-duty vehicle market, which dropped 27.7% The GS 450h hybrid posted a 63% drop year-on-year to 27 units, while the LS 600h saw a 57.5% Overall, Honda posted a 30% drop in light-duty vehicle sales in June.

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Reported US Sales of Hybrids Drop 31.2% in January; 2.3% New Vehicle Market Share

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by volume from the year before to a combined 15,400 units, a lower rate of decline than that of the overall light-duty vehicle market in the month. Total light duty vehicle sales in the US dropped 37.1% to 315,863 units in January, while sales of light trucks dropped 37.8%

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