Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Sales Slip in November After Huge October
Last month, our headline for the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid October sales result post was “The Toyota Prius PHV Is The Best Selling EV In America For October- And No, We Aren’t Kidding.”
This month, the story (along with the title) has changed.
In October, sales of the Prius PHEV checked in at 2,095 units. That result edged out the Chevy Volt at 2,022 units and the Nissan LEAF at 2,002 units.
As we reported then:
“Thanks to a considerable reduction in the MSRP of the 2014 Prius plug-in, Toyota sold an amazing 2,095 copies in October, almost double the 1,152 sold in September.”
For Toyota, October was a coming-back-out-party month for the Prius PHEV, but was November more of the same?
Nope…as it turns out, Toyota almost sold out of its Prius PHEV stock in October and, as such, sales fell off dramatically this month.
But still, the results were decent.
Toyota reports selling 1,100 Prius PHEVs in November.
The YTD figure for the Prius PHEV now checks in at 11,169. That’s nearly in line with the 11,389 sold through the first 11 months of 2012.
We figured it would be difficult for Toyota to maintain the October sales pace for the Prius PHEV, especially when you consider that it’s still not available nationwide (that’s a shame really).
“The Prius Plug-in is available in 15 states (California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and Hawaii).”
If it were to be made available in all 50 states, then we believe the plug-in Prius would have a shot at continually being the top dog on the monthly US sales chart. Toyota’s reluctance to sell this nationally truly perplexes us.