In 2005 Prius sales along surpassed all Suzuki and Isuzu models combined and were more than double the number of Hummers sold. Pictured below is Audi Q7 Hybrid concept vehicle.
If you still question whether American motorists will embrace hybrid-powered vehicles, consider this number: 107,897.
That's how many hybrid Priuses Toyota sold in the United States in 2005, the first full year the mid-sized model was available.
For perspective, consider the fact that sales of the Prius surpassed all Suzuki and Isuzu models combined and were more than double the number of Hummers sold. In fact, the Prius came within 15,000 sales of matching all the Mitsubishis sold in the United States in the last calendar year.
Spc. Jeffrey Hamme and Staff Sgt. Michelangelo Merksamer of HHC, 1/506th Infantry, point out features of the Hybrid Electric Humvee at the AUSA Annual Meeting earlier this month. The two Soldiers participated in a Military Utility Assessment of the prototype vehicle last month at Fort Campbell, Ky.
Ford's 'Hybrid Patrol,' a 10-city initiative this fall that aims to show hybrid drivers how to drive for best fuel economy. EV World photo of Bill and Lisa Hammond on way to first Ford Patrol event in Detroit during stop-over in Omaha.