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. The RX 400h, launched in 2005, was the world’s first production full hybrid luxury SUV. The LS 600h extended the range further in 2007, marking another first in being the first production car to use a full hybrid powertrain with a V8 engine. LS 600h.

UCS Hybrid ScoreCard Dings Automakers for Forced Features in Hybrid Offerings

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A new hybrid ranking—the Hybrid Scorecard —for consumers released by the Union of Concerned Scientists finds that while many automakers are selling hybrid vehicles with significantly enhanced environmental performance and fuel economy at a reasonable cost, they too often inflate prices by including what UCS deems unnecessary luxury features, such as DVD players, keyless entry systems and leather interiors. Hybrids don’t have to be luxury vehicles.

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BMW X6 ActiveHybrid Arrives

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BMW set out to build the fastest, most powerful, best driving hybrid vehicle in the world. What they came up with is part sports coupe, part SUV, and part sports activity vehicle.

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% US hybrids monthly new vehicle market share. of all LS models sold.

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Continental refines Conti.eContact tire for hybrids

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Continental has refined the Conti.eContact tire, originally launched in 2011 with electric vehicles in mind ( earlier post ), to meet the needs of hybrid models. When hybrid vehicles run in electric mode they are virtually silent.

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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% Hybrids took a 2.34% share of the new vehicle market for the month.

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Total Sales of Toyota and Lexus Hybrids Top 1M Mark in US

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Total combined Toyota and Lexus hybrid vehicle sales in the US have topped the one million mark, according to Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA. million vehicles through January of this year. The first-generation US Prius was a low-volume vehicle (12,000 produced annually). By 2005 Toyota was producing more than 100,000 vehicles annually for the US market. In April 2005, Lexus introduced the crossover RX 400h, the world’s first hybrid-powered luxury vehicle.

Hybrid Cayenne S is Red Hot!

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That is until now, with the Los Angeles Auto Show in full swing and more than 50 hybrid and alternative vehicles on display this week (see the list below), red green Cayenne talk is once again heating up. For a 2 1/2 ton SUV, the hybridized Cayenne is reported to scream fro 0 to 60 mph in 6.5