Expect all-time U.S.-market hybrid-electric vehicle sales to reach 2 million as early as next month, according to Ward’s data. Through March, HEV sales totaled 1.95 million. They have accounted for 78,513 deliveries this year, a 35.3% hike from like-2010. If this pattern holds, the U.S. industry should clear 2 million hybrids sometime before the end of May. Not surprisingly, Toyota’s Prius accounts for the bulk of all U.S. hybrid deliveries, with 998,217 units sold from 2000, when the ...
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