Fact #251: January 20, 2003
Hybrid Vehicle Sales
The sales of the Honda Civic hybrid since March 2002 surpassed the total sales of the Insight two-seater car over the past three years. The Toyota Prius has been on the market since July 2000, and nearly 40,000 have been sold.
Honda Civic Hybrid
|Launch Date||December 1999||July 2000||March 2002|
|Battery||144-V nickel-metal hydride||273.6-V nickel-metal hydride||144-V nickel-metal hydride|
|Units Sold Since Launch||10,607||39,447||About 12,000|
Source: Crain Communications, Automotive News, December 23, 2002