June 2012 Hybrid Vehicle Sales
Consumers across the United States purchased 34,558 hybrids vehicles in June, that's 7.1 percent down from 37,184 sold in May, accounting 2.7 percent of the entire vehicle market.
Compared to last year, sales of hybrids are dramatically up when availability was limited due to the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Once again, the Prius family dominated hybrid market with 18,455 units sold in June, representing 53.4 percent of total hybrid sales.
Toyota-Lexus posted June sales of 25,776 hybrid vehicles, an increase of 335.2 percent compared to the same period last year. Toyota Division posted June sales of 23,105 hybrids, while Lexus Division reported sales of 2,671 hybrids for the month.
The Toyota Prius Liftback sold 11,514 units; the Prius c sold 3,657 units, the Prius v sold 3,284 units, the Camry Hybrid sold 3,471 units; the Highlander Hybrid sold 496 units; the Lexus CT 200h sold 1,387 units; the Lexus RX450h sold 1,193 units; the GS450h sold 75 units; the LS600h sold 6 units, and the Lexus HS250 sold 10 units.
Honda sold 1,566 hybrids. The Honda Insight Hybrid sold 494 units; the Civic Hybrid sold 548 hybrids, while Honda CR-Z hybrid sold 409 units. Acura sold 115 units of the ILX gas-electric hybrid.
Ford sold 1,265 hybrids last month. The Ford Fusion sold 797 hybrids; the Ford Escape hybrid sold 17 units. Ford sold 451 units of the Lincoln MKZ hybrid.
Hyundai sold 1,884 Sonata hybrids; while Kia sold 933 Optima Hybrid units last month.
General Motors sold a total of 3,628 hybrids last month. The Buick LaCrosse eAssist sold 1,245 units; the Buick Regal eAssist sold 219 units; the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid sold 49 units; the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid sold 30 units; the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid sold 49 unit; the GMC Yukon Hybrid sold 26 units; the GMC Sierra Hybrid sold 8 units and the Chevrolet Malibu Eco sold 2,002 unit.
Nissan reported total sales of 3 Altima Hybrids during the month, while Infiniti sold 73 M35h hybrids.
Mercedes-Benz sold 8 Mercedes S400 Hybrid units, while other German carmaker, BMW sold 29 units of its ActiveHybrid 7 and 2 units of the ActiveHybrid 5.
Porsche sold 42 units of its new Porsche Cayenne Hybrid and 25 units of the Panamera S Hybrid, while Volkswagen sold 25 Touareg Hybrid SUVs.
PLUG-IN ELECRIC VEHICLE SALES
Chevrolet Volt was the best-selling plug-in electric vehicle in the U.S. in June, topping Toyota’s Prius Plug-in and Nissan’s all-electric LEAF.
General Motors sold 1,760 plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt electric vehicles in June, more than triple it sold in the same month last year.
In the first half of 2012, GM sold 8,817 Chevrolet Volt EVs, over 300 percent year over year. It already has topped Volt sales for all of 2011, which were about 7,600.
June sales were up over the 1,680 Volts sold in May. Its all-time high was in March, with 2,289 units sold.
Deliveries of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid totaled 695 units in June, down from 1,086 in May and 1,654 in April.
Meanwhile, Nissan sold only 535 LEAF EVs in June. For the first six months, Nissan has sold 3,418. That's down 19 percent over the same period in 2011.
Ford reported selling 89 Focus Electric vehicles in June, bringing the total sold year-to-date to 97 (Ford sold 6 Focus Electric EVs in May and 2 in January). Ford also reported that it has produced 763 units of the battery-electric vehicle Jan-Jun 2012.
Mitsubishi sold 33 'i' electric minicars in June, while Fisker, Tesla and Coda didn’t provide sales numbers.
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