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 Honda, Kia, Ford and Hyundai, ranked two, three, four and five, while maintaining a nearly 50% share of 2017 sales.”

Electric vehicles represent a growing portion of the total market for electrified vehicles, but remain less than 1% of all sales in the major markets except China. Hybrids continued to make up a greater portion of sales in the United States and Europe in 2017. Read more.

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