TOKYO – Japanese auto makers posted 21.0% growth in hybrid and electric-vehicle sales in 2010, according to data compiled by Ward’s. Global sales, including hybrid trucks, rose to a record 853,688 units, with market leader Toyota Motor Corp. claiming an 80% share. With the Prius accounting for three out of four Toyota and Lexus hybrids, the auto maker registered 30% sales growth to 690,778 units, from 530,167 in 2009. Second-ranked Honda Motor Co. Ltd. took 17% of the market despite an ...

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