Hybrid and EV sales for January 2012

Autoblog Green has the details of alt-fuel car sales with Toyota claiming the top spot for the sector – and doing so overwhelmingly.  50% of alt-fuels were from the Toyota stable.  Prius alone was the only alt-fuel vehicle to appear in the top 20 cars sold in January and accounted for more than 50% of the total number of hybrids/EVs sold.  The pace of alt-fuel sales tracks industry trends and not surpringly within brand trends. 

More significantly, hybrids, EVs and diesels are still a small percentage of overall sales.  There were more Ford F-150 pick-ups (38,493) or Toyota Camrys (28,295) or Chevy Silverados (26,850) sold last month than all alt-fuels combined.  Of note, Chrysler Dodge had one vehicle in the top 20 models sold but not a single alt-fuel vehicle. 

 

BRAND/COMPANY Vol% Jan. 2012 Jan. 2011 Vol% YTD2012 YTD2011
Ford Motor Co.
Ford Escape Hybrid -33.65% 345 520 -33.65% 345 520
Ford Fusion Hybrid -36.95% 611 969 -36.95% 611 969
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid -31.62% 253 370 -31.62% 253 370
FORD MOTOR TOTAL -34.97% 1,209 1,859 -34.97% 1,209 1,859
 
Volkswagen
Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid   na na   na na
Volkswagen Diesels 30.20% 4,789 3,678 30.20% 4,789 3,678
 
General Motors
Buick Regal Hybrid   na na   na na
Buick LaCrosse Hybrid   803 0   802.6 0
Cadillac Escalade Hybrid   na na   na na
Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid   na na   na na
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid/GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid -84.48% 9 58 -84.48% 9 58
Chevrolet Volt 87.85% 603 321 87.85% 603 321
GM ALT-FUEL TOTAL 273.25% 1415 379 273.25% 1415 379
 
Nissan North America
Nissan Leaf 677.01% 676 87 677.01% 676 87
 
Audi
A3 TDI -16.69% 393 472 -16.69% 393 472
Q7 TDI 0.02% 310 310 0.02% 310 310
AUDI DIESEL TOTALS -10.07% 703 782 -10.07% 703 782
 
Kia
Kia Optima Hybrid   na na   na na
 
Hyundai
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid   na na   na na
 
Toyota Motor Co.
Toyota Prius 8.65% 11,555 10,635 8.65% 11,555 10,635
All other Toyota hybrids 54.33% 3,087 2,000 54.33% 3,087 2,000
Lexus Hybrids 60.20% 1,963 1,225 60.20% 1,963 1,225
TOYOTA MOTOR TOTAL 19.80% 16,605 13,861 19.80% 16,605 13,861
 
Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi i na 36 0 na 36
 
Porsche
Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid -36.36% 112 176 -36.36% 112 176
Porsche Panamera Hybrid na 39 0 na 39 0
PORSCHE TOTAL -14.20% 151 176 -14.20% 151 176
 
American Honda
Honda Civic Hybrid -31.24% 449 653 -31.24% 449 653
Honda CR-Z -59.40% 363 894 -59.40% 363 894
Honda Insight -68.34% 492 1,554 -68.34% 492 1,554
AMERICAN HONDA TOTAL -57.95% 1,304 3,101 -57.95% 1,304 3,101
 
BMW Group   na na   na na
 
Mercedes-Benz   na na   na na
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