Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Outsells Vauxhall Ampera (aka Chevy Volt) in UK in 2012
Though the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid was outsold by the Chevy Volt in the US in 2012, the story is different across the pond.
Despite the fact that the Vauxhall Ampera (aka the UK’s Chevy Volt) was on sale for three more months than the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, year-end results show that the plug-in Prius was the UK’s top-selling plug-in vehicle in 2012.
Since its UK launch in July 2012, sales of the Prius Plug-In, though definitely on the low side, were strong enough to slip past the number two Vauxhall Ampera. Disappointingly, sales of the Prius Plug-In only reached 470 units in 2012, but that miniscule number still puts the Prius on top of the UK’s plug-in sales chart.
For the sake of comparison, sales of the plug-in Prius hit 12,750 units in the US in 2012, while Chevy Volt sales soared to a chart-topping 23,461 units. The year-end results clearly prove that plug-ins are more popular here in the US than across the Atlantic in the UK, but even we wouldn’t of suspected that there’d be such a substantial margin in sales between the two nations.