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Hybrid Car Review: Record number of hybrids sold in the US in 2005

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Record number of hybrids sold in the US in 2005

The number of hybrid vehicles sold in the US increased from 83,924 to 205,748 units from 2004 to 2005. That's an increase of 245%.

Toyota/Lexus captured 71.2% of the hybrid market in 2005 increasing it's share in 2004 by 7.2%. Driven mainly by the Accord and Civic sales, Honda took 21.1%, a decrease from the 32.5% share it had in 2004. Relative newcomer Ford, minimally aided by the recent production of the Mercury Mariner took 7.7% of all sales in the US of all hybrid vehicles.

The Toyota Prius is still selling the majority of hybrids, capturing 52.4% of they hybrid market. While it's share is down from 64%, it's overall units sold have doubled from last year (53,721 units in 2004 to 107,897 units in 2005). In a distant second place comes the Honda Accord with 25,864 units (12.6% of the total hybrid market) sold in 2005.

Altogether, Toyota sold 146,512 units between the Prius (107,897), Highlander (17,954), and Lexus Rx400h (20,661). Honda sold 43,356 hybrid Accord (16,826), Civic (25,864) and Insight (666) units over the 2005 period. Ford sold 15,880 units with it's Ford Escape (15,571) and the recently introduced Mercury Mariner (309).

Month-Year Honda Accord Honda Civic Honda Insight Toyota Prius Toyota Highlander Lexus RX 400h Ford Escape Mercury Mariner
Jan-04 1282 45 2925
Feb-04
1975 59 3215



Mar-04
2725 83 3778



Apr-04
3041 107 3684



May-04
3183 130 3962



Jun-04
1802 61 4219



Jul-04
1963 34 5230



Aug-04
1816 23 4393



Sep-04
1535 12 4039



Oct-04
2266 11 6123

1130
Nov-04
1867 35 5866

864
Dec-04 1061 2116 8 6287

969
Jan-05 805 1169 7 5566 908
Feb-05 855 1353 22 7078

1092
Mar-05 1862 2896 56 10236

1569
Apr-05 2023 3466 90 11345
2345 1705
May-05 1314 1895 52 9461
2931 1234
Jun-05 1080 1852 69 9622 2869 2605 1126
Jul-05 1376 2329 68 9691 2564 2262 1138
Aug-05 2336 4146 80 9850 2925 2607 1363
Sep-05 2352 1916 83 8193 2715 2113 1808
Oct-05 1266 231 37 9939 2330 1904 1227
Nov-05 837 2083 60 7889 2353 1722 998 161
Dec-05 720 2528 42 9027 2198 2172 1403 148



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4 comments:

Mark said...

Hey Mike,
Where did you get these numbers?

Mike said...

All numbers were taken from press releases made by the various companies.

Anonymous said...

Could you specify where you got these numbers from? Especially the numbers on your diagram comparing different hybrids from various companies?
thanks a lot.

Mike said...

Again, I get most of the numbers from the press releases the companies put out.

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