Toyota Tops 3 Million Sales Globally for Prius

Toyota Prius hits a milestone

Jul 8 2013, 1:30pm CDT | by

Toyota Tops 3 Million Sales Globally for Prius

The first truly successful hybrid vehicle on the automotive market came from Toyota and is called the Prius. Toyota has announced that it has reached global sales for its little hybrid vehicle of over 3 million units. Toyota says that the 3 million mark was hit at the end of June.

The Prius was first introduced in 1997 as the world's first mass-produced hybrid passenger car. The second-generation Prius bowed in during 2003 and the third generation came in 2009. Toyota was able to significantly reduce the cost of the hybrid system for each generation and the development of the vehicle resulted in Toyota procuring 1261 patents related to the third-generation Prius.

Toyota says it will continue to invest in research and development for hybrid automobiles. The company is placing an emphasis on the development and production of core components such as motors, inverters, batteries, and electronic control units.

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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