Toyota has now sold over 6 million hybrid cars globally, as at the end of December 2013.
The last million have been sold in the quickest ever timescale – just nine months.
Toyota has 24 hybrid passenger car models and one plug-in hybrid in approximately 80 countries and regions around the world.
There are ten Toyota and Lexus hybrids on sale in the UK, plus the Prius Plug-in.
Within the next two years, Toyota will launch 15 new hybrids.
Toyota calculates that, as of 31 December 2013, Toyota hybrid vehicles have reduced the amount of CO2 entering the atmosphere – believed to be a cause of global warming – by approximately 41 million tonnes, compared to the impact from the same number of equivalent petrol-powered vehicles. On the same basis, it also estimates its hybrids have saved around 15,000 million litres of petrol.
Toyota entered hybrid vehicle production in August 1997 with the launch in Japan of the Coast Hybrid EV bus, followed in December by the first generation Prius, the world’s first mass-produced hybrid car.
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