Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Sales Surpass 7,300

By · May 24, 2012

Toyota hybrid sales chart

Globally, sales of the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid eclipsed 7,300 units as of April 30.

Toyota recently celebrated a hybrid milestone: four million units sold across the globe. On April 30, global cumulative sales of Toyota Motor Corporation hybrid vehicles surpassed the big four mark.

This is an amazing achievement for plug-less gas-electric cars, but what do we know about Priuses with plugs? Well, buried in Toyota's celebratory press release was the first mention of global Prius Plug-in Hybrid sales. That number, which hit 7,300 on April 30, is certaintly climbing as Toyota races to fill pre-orders for its plug-in Prius. Toyota's breakdown shows that 4,700-plus Prius Plug-in Hybrids were sold in Japan prior to May 1 and that its "overseas" total hit 2,500 on April 30.

Of course, 7,300 is the tiniest fraction of the 4 million hybrid sold by Toyota, and the Prius Plug-in Hybrid just went on sale (while the first Prius went on sale in Japan in 1997). But if Toyota's hybrid history repeats itself, then Prius Plug-in sales could grow exponentially and lead all other plug-ins in the coming years.

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