1 Million+ Prius Hybrids Sold In USA

The Toyota Motor Corporation recently announced that one million Prii (the plural of Prius) have been sold in the United States, making it one of the most popular hybrid vehicles in the country. A representative from the company stated that the Prius represents 60% of all hybrid passenger vehicles sold in America so far this year.

We’ve been busy covering several Toyota announcements of late, including the newly unveiled Prius+ for European markets, the extended room Prius v , a tease of an upcoming Prius Plug-In, and even an electric vehicle prototype.

Toyota Prius

image via Toyota

But the news hasn’t been all good, as we noted that Toyota had to postpone at least one Prius model in Japan due to the disaster that shock the country earlier this year. Still, the company has reason to celebrate, as it announced only a few weeks ago that worldwide hybrid sales of their vehicles topped 3 million units.

According to Toyota, since introduced to the market in 2000, 97% of all Prii are still on the road, and have saved American consumers over $2 billion in fuel costs compared to the average car.

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Aaron Colter is a freelance writer and marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Purdue University, he has worked for the NCAA, Dark Horse Comics, Willamette Week, AOL, The Huffington Post, Top Shelf Productions, DigitalTrends, theMIX agency, SuicideGirls, EarthTechling, d'Errico Studios and others. He is also the co-founder of BananaStandMedia.com, a free record label, recording studio, and distribution service for independent musicians.