In December, Every Fourth Prius Sold Was The Plug-In Prime Version
Toyota Prius Prime ended the year 2017 on a high, finishing in fourth place overall for plug-in electric car sales in the U.S., and first for plug-in hybrid (PHEV) offerings.
Prime sales hit a new record in December, and netted the highest share of sales out of the entire Prius family of offerings.
In total, 2,420 Prius Primes were delivered last month (up 47% year-over-year), good enough for 25.5% share of sale among the Prius family.
The 20,936 Prius Prime sold in 2017 is more than 1st generation Prius Plug-In (PIP) ever notched in a single year (a peak of 13,264 was achieved in 2014).
However, for total Toyota car sales, the Prius Prime still accounts for just 1% though.
It’s worthy to note that Toyota Prius Prime managed to overtake the Chevrolet Volt (20,349), and become the best selling plug-in hybrid on the market last year.
Here is a comparison of Toyota plug-in Prius sales: