Toyota Has Now Sold More Than 65,000 Prius Plug-In Hybrids
Toyota, despite not showing a strong commitment to plug-in cars (especially all-electric) sold to date more than 65,000 Prius Plug-in Hybrids, which is one of the highest results among plug-in models.
The level of 65,310 was hit at the end of September, in which total sales amounted to 1,451.
The only plug-in cars with better overall results are Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt, which were available on the market about year longer than Prius PHEV.
But sales of Prius Plug-In are not developing as one would imagine. In the first year (2012), sales quickly went high to 27,279. In the following year, the Japanese company was able to sell only 21,381, which is a 22% drop. Then, sales stabilized and it looks like 2014 will probably be similar to 2013 with 16,650 units sold through the first 9 months.
Some 22,000 units in 2014 (our prediction) will likely not encourage Toyota to look more graciously on plug-in cars.