Hybrid Sales

Global hybrid sales increased in 2017

Leading the pack for automakers, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai / Kia and other Japanese and South Korean OEMs sold over two million hybrid and plug-in cars in 2017. Toyota, as is the trend, sold the most hybrid vehicles for the year, contributing to the industry’s fourteen percent growth over 2016. As Ward’s Auto points out, Toyota “dwarfs all other brands including…

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March 2018 Hybrid Car Sales Report

Hybrid Cars has released its March 2018 monthly sales report, with March sales increasing off of February’s numbers, and coming in stronger than March of last year. PHEVs and EVs contributed to the year on year increase in sales, while hybrid sales fell off of last year. There were 28,518 hybrids sold in March, a 10.7% decline off of last…

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February 2018 Hybrid Car Sales Report

Hybridcars.com has released its February 2018 hybrid sales report, offering a slightly subdued update for hybrids but a positive report for EVs and PHEVs. There were 8,344 BEVs sold in the U.S. in February. Sales of EVs increased year on year, with the Tesla Model 3 and Model X receiving a modest boost. The Chevrolet Bolt also saw an increase…

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Kia Optima Hybrid Priced to Sell

The Kia Optima hybrid leads Green Car Reports monthly round-up of the best deals on hybrids and fuel efficient cars for February 2018. The Optima Hybrid currently comes with $5,000 in factory cashback, along with other strong financing incentives. Among PHEVs, the Chevy Bolt EV is an attractive leasing option, while the Kia Soul EV and 2018 Nissan Leaf are…

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January 2018 Hybrid Car Sales Report

Hybridcars.com reports that January 2018 saw increased sales from the same month last year. However, as can be expected, total sales were down off of December. There were 22,017 hybrids sold domestically in January. Toyota again is a category leader, with three of the five top-selling hybrid models. There were 6,085 battery electric vehicles sold in January. The Tesla Model…

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Hybrids lead the alternative-trend in Europe

As the EU works toward a greener continent, hybrids are proving the model of choice for consumers: 2017 saw the highest number of hybrids purchased to date in Europe. Total demand for hybrids increased 52% in 2017, reaching almost half a million cars sold in the region, according to data from Bloomberg. Though hybrids hold only a small portion of…

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January 2018 Deals on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Green Car Reports highlights the best deals this month on hybrid and electric vehicles: Kia Optima: Buyers can receive up to $5,000 in cash rebates or get a $2,000 rebate and take advantage of 0.9-percent financing. Chevrolet Volt: Lease options start at $298/month with $500 down. Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid: Lease options start at $305/month. 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Buyers…

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Study: 40 Percent of Hybrids Cost Less To Own

A new report shows that 40 percent of hybrids cost less to own than their gas-powered counterparts despite an average cost premium of $3,722. The data analysis firm Vincentric studied 65 hybrid trims of 24 models and determined that hybrids are typically a better economic proposition despite an initially higher out-of-pocket cost. The analysis considered factors such as the current…

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November 2017 Hybrid Car Sales Report

HybridCars.com reports that auto sales in November were strong. While overall sales were down slightly from the previous two months, hybrids (up 2%), plug-in hybrids (up 25%) and electric vehicles (up 24%) all enjoyed increased sales. There were 30,075 hybrids sold in the U.S. in November. Sales are up six percent for the year. Notable: Toyota continues to dominate the…

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