Less than two years ago we reported that Toyota sold 8 million hybrid vehicles, but this year we can say, that the mark of 10 million was reached.
Toyota estimates that its hybrid vehicles left approximately 77 million fewer tons of CO2 emissions than gasoline-powered vehicles of similar size and driving performance. Should hybrid owners choose a gasoline-powered vehicle instead, they wouldn't be able to save 29 billion liters of gasoline as well!
In 1995, when everything began, the future didn't seem bright and promising for hybrid cars, because the technology was still in its experimental stages and raising eyebrows was more common than hearing praise. In August 1997 they finally introduced forst hybridized car Toyota Coaster Hybrid EV and in December of the same year the production of first generation Prius started. At its itroduction Priuds was the first hybrid personal car in series production in the world.
Twenty years later Toyota can proudly present its latest sales figures: ten million sold hybrid units. In this time Toyota has been gradually adding hybrid models throughout its range, from the compact Yaris Hybrid to the recently announced C-HR Hybrid. Today Toyota sells more thsan 33 hybrid passenger car models (including plug-in hybrid model) in more than 90 markets around the world.