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 |  Mar 10 2014, 9:15 AM

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The proportion of hybrid vehicles on the road globally will reach 20 percent “soon” according to Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada.

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 |  Jan 15 2014, 8:31 AM

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Toyota has announced that it finished off 2013 by topping six-million hybrid sales worldwide.

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 |  Jul 29 2013, 4:00 PM

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Over 60 percent of the hybrids on the road in California sport a Toyota emblem, the Japanese automaker has revealed.

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 |  Jul 24 2013, 10:32 AM

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Ford Motor Company has announced record-breaking sales after counting 24,217 hybrid vehicles sold in the second quarter of 2013.

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 |  Jul 23 2013, 3:32 PM

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The U.S. Department of Energy has released a graph showing that electric vehicles are outselling hybrids over the same period of time since their introduction to the market.

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 |  Dec 17 2012, 3:01 PM

Ford’s C-Max Hybrid only has two months of reported sales under its belt and it’s already outpacing the first two months of Toyota Camry Hybrid sales, making it the fastest selling hybrid at launch.

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 |  Oct 25 2012, 7:31 AM

Lexus is aiming to boost its hybrid lineup sales in North America above its currently level of around 10 percent. As a result, expect plenty more hybrid offerings from the Japanese automaker in the near future.

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 |  Aug 30 2012, 8:31 AM

In a recent study released by J.D. Power Asia Pacific, overall customer satisfaction with new-vehicle sales has declined, while fuel efficiency is the most frequently cited factor in choosing a new vehicle.

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 |  May 22 2012, 1:50 PM

Toyota has many new competitors nipping at its heels, but can still successfully claim the hybrid king crown, with total sales across all of the Japanese company’s brands topping four million through April, 2012. 

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 |  Jan 20 2012, 10:00 AM

It’s amazing to think that it’s been 12 years since Honda introduced its first hybrid vehicle – the first generation Insight – to the world. Back in November 1999, the Insight was a peculiar hybrid but still boasted the world’s highest fuel economy among all gasoline-powered vehicles.

And despite Toyota clearly surpassing Honda in hybrid development (and sales), the Japanese automaker is still proud to announce that it has surpassed 800,000 hybrid vehicle sales worldwide.

Currently, Honda sells seven hybrid models in approximately 50 different countries around the world. The Acura ILX, which will launch in the North American market in spring 2012, will bring that total to eight.

Honda’s hybrid sales have increased steadily over the last couple of years. In 2005, with just the Civic Hybrid, Accord Hybrid and first-generation Insight on the market, Honda hit 100,000 units. May 2007 saw the achievement of 200,000 units, but it wasn’t until August of 2009, when the second-generation Insight came to the market, that Honda topped the 400,000 mark. In 2010, Honda introduced the CR-Z and the Fit Hybrid and by the end of the year has surpassed the 600,000 unit landmark. A year later in December of 2011, Honda was happy to have surpassed 800,000 hybrid vehicles total.

While Honda continues to be one of the biggest names in hybrid technology and sales, it’s well off the pace of Toyota which to date has sold well over three million gas-electric vehicles.