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orphancarguyPE
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 4:41:05 PM

Toyota has announced that global sales of its hybrid vehicles — since the first was launched in 1997 — have surpassed 4.6 million units as of Oct. 31, with 1.02 million selling so far this year alone.

In August 1997, Toyota launched the Coaster Hybrid EV gasoline-electric hybrid minibus in Japan, and the following December the world’s first mass-produced hybrid passenger vehicle, the Toyota Prius.

Sales of the Prius began in North America, Europe and other markets in 2000. The second-generation Prius was launched in 2003, followed by the third generation in 2009. Toyota has expanded its hybrid lineup to include minivans, SUVs, rear-wheel-drive sedans and compact hatchbacks.

Globally, Toyota plans to launch 21 new hybrid models by the end of 2015 and will make further efforts to expand
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truvoice1
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:21:25 PM

Many naysayers like myself were skeptical about the longevity of the batteries in the Toyota hybrids. Now that the early Prius are 10+ years old, the majority of the battery packs are still working and are projected to last the life of the vehicle. A used Prius might be the bargain of the year in the used car market!
johton
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 12:26:01 PM

Kind of curious as to how many are still operating: >10 years old, >5 years old?
BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 10:11:04 AM

WOW
gs7101
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 6:41:58 AM

Buy American!
heydano67
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 5:49:45 AM

a good atart
LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 5:13:52 AM

Good for Toyota, and it's a shame that other automakers waited as long as they did to put more models out for the public to choose from.
YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 3:43:35 PM

Toyota is the leader and for good reason. They have put together a vehicle that is green, gets good mileage, and seems pretty dependable.
TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:28:33 PM

Good for the planet, and definitely good for them!
Norm10
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:26:52 AM

This is because, unlike all electric vehicles, you can actually drive them longer distances on their gasoline engines, they are cheaper to buy than electric vehicles and you can still look green!
gbs1
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:05:40 AM

Hybrids may work for a lot of consumers, but I still cannot see myself buying one, now or in the future.
angel4me
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:06:02 AM

not surprised........
dandvicb
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:55:58 AM

then again, if you have no pwer, cant recharge the car!!!
TomT2Lee
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:33:55 AM

Stop ripping off all American's with the tax rebate for hybrids and then see what happens to sales.
PTBpricer
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:20:53 AM

Good for Toyota.
And for the Toyota critics, our 2002 Toyota Corolla is still humming along.
oilfreak
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:18:04 AM

Good for them, but I think they shouldn't rely 100% on hybrids to generate more revenue.
el_fr
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:04:22 AM

Good for them
Straitliner
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 8:54:42 AM

Toyota... JUNK JUNK JUNK JUNK JUNK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 8:48:59 AM

Quite the success for the innovative Toy boys
ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 8:48:47 AM

Took a while.
RichardoB
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 8:48:29 AM

It's not only Toyota. All of the major auto makers are increasing their production and introduction of more hybrid vehicles.
Evilmaddog
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 8:28:23 AM

Prius C... gets great mileage and at a good price
gs7101
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 8:25:57 AM

I wouldn't own a Toyota -- no matter how many vehicles they sell!
car253
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 8:16:55 AM

RECALL MOTORS will have most of these back at the dealerships to fix defects.
danny999
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 7:21:28 AM

Looks like Toyota is doing something right,and their sales were to the public.Not to govt. agencies like GOVT. MOTORS.
leeac
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 6:52:50 AM

Hybrids and EVs are here to stay.
yardslave
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 6:41:13 AM

Send CNG cars into the mix...
Seamus4513
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 6:40:33 AM

Great cars
Wally3023
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 6:00:54 AM

That's great
hokieburgh
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 5:57:37 AM

sure see lots of Priuses...or is it Pri-I?
djgunrunner
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 4:13:01 AM

Just sort of kicks the butt off the chevy void or I mean volt.
unipanini
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 3:02:09 AM

yay
LauraLea5
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 2:28:36 AM

Okay...
pricewar
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 2:13:41 AM

Anything to get us to buy
wally52
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:31:10 AM

OK and this is suppose to impress me?
CivicMA
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:24:59 AM

Good. Still no personal interest in hybrids.
amerk73
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:09:42 AM

all cars have recall
335d1
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:02:40 AM

OK
kkimes
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:02:38 AM

I am extremely happy with my 2012 Camry Hybrid. Can't imagine a nicer car at twice the price. It's everything I could possibly want it to be.
millerin
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:58:41 AM

Nice
alterman156
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:50:29 AM

There are plenty of Toyota Priuses on the road in my area.
davenles
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:50:18 AM

I won't be helping that number climb any higher.
JohnofGB
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:22:02 AM

And their recalls are about the same number.
Jumpmaster82
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:17:52 AM

a European diesel hybrid maybe, but no Toyotas for me
cheapchickKY
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:11:24 AM

Not getting in line, yet.
ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:06:24 AM

Well, they haven't caught on with car thieves.
1momsunshine
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:05:25 AM

Toyota still dominates the hybrid market
humblepie
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:54:48 PM

selling 4.6 million units over 15 years is not very compelling
Barfood
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:54:41 PM

Hybrids ARE the alternative.
NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:46:22 PM


Some here are still in denial and claim the "those lame hybrids" will never catch on. So much for that absurd theory.
andy1024
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:36:30 PM

Toyota still dominates the hybrid market.
bston
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:27:49 PM

We really like our Camry hybrid of almost 5 years!
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