DETROIT – The U.S. auto industry, intent on playing catch up, may not like to hear it, but when it comes to hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) the Japanese are king of the mountain – albeit a small mountain. And Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. Ltd. are driving innovation, while establishing a de facto standard for operation. Since launching the Prius in December 1997, Toyota has sold more than 361,000 HEVs, including 134,000 in 2004. Through March of this year, Honda had sold nearly ...
Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)
"Japan Setting Standard for HEVs; Honda Sees 30% Share in 2020" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:
All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
• Global sales and production data by country
• U.S. model-line inventory data
• Engine and equipment installation rates
• WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
• Product Cycle chart
• Interrelationships among major OEMs
• Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
• Historical data and much more!
For WardsAuto.com pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (248) 799-2642