Hybrid Electric Vehicles



A research report released by a well-known market research company pointed out that if the global oil price remains at a high level in the next few years, 5% to 6% of the cars sold in the US market in 2010 will be hybrid electric vehicles. There are bolder predictions that in 2015, 80% of the entire auto market will be occupied by hybrid electric vehicles. Crude oil prices rose to triple-digits, and hybrid electric vehicles were undermined in the United States. The American Electric Power Research Institute believes that combined hybrid electric vehicles will occupy a larger market from 2010 to 2050, and hybrid vehicles will account for 30% of new light vehicle sales in the United States by 2030.

Although only 10 models were unveiled in early 2008, J.P Power, a well-known auto forecaster, pointed out that by 2011 there will be at least 35 hybrid electric vehicles models available for consumers to choose from.

Since Japan's Toyota took the lead in mass-producing the Prius, the world's first hybrid vehicle model in 1997, Honda also launched the Civic in 1999, and European and American manufacturers have been relatively slow. The first-mover advantage also allows Toyota to take the lead. As of the end of 2005, the Prius has accumulated sales of more than 450,000 vehicles, and Toyota has thus occupied nearly 90% of the global hybrid electric vehicles market. As of July 2007, Toyota has sold 1 million hybrid electric vehicles.

According to Toyota Motor Europe, its Lexus hybrid has sold more than 100,000 units in Europe. The company has launched hybrid electric vehicles in the European market since 2000. As of the end of July 2007, it has sold 101,235 vehicles in Europe.

According to statistics, from 1997 to September 2007, Toyota sold 1,188,255 hybrid electric vehicles in the world, of which Prius models accounted for 72% and sold 851,228 vehicles; the second best-selling hybrid electric vehicles were Harrier /Rx400h with a total of 97,125 units sold worldwide; again Camry Hybrid with 79,122 units sold. Between 1997 and September 2007, sales of Toyota's other types of hybrid electric vehicles, including the Crown, Estima, Alphard, Dyna, Toyoace and Coast, totaled 73,505 units. The Kluger/High-lander model sold 71,215 units. The GS 450h model sold 10,995 units. 5,064 LS 600h and 600hL models were sold, mostly in Japan.

According to statistics, in December 2007, the sales volume of hybrid electric vehicles in the United States reached 30,871, a year-on-year increase of 36%. In 2007, the sales volume increased by 38% to nearly 350,000. In the whole year, hybrid electric vehicles accounted for 2.15% of the new car market. In December 2007, Toyota Prius hybrid electric vehicles sales continued to lead, reaching 14,212 units, an increase of 53% over December 2006. Camry hybrid electric vehicles were 4,969, up 24 percent from December 2006. The Highlander hybrid SUV reached 2,791 units, a 19% increase from December 2006.

Professional statistics from HybridCars.com show that in 2007, a total of 350,000 hybrid electric vehicles were sold in the United States, a year-on-year increase of more than 40%. It is unimaginable that in 1999, only 17 hybrids were sold in the United States, and only the Honda one was standing alone. In the context of rising international crude oil prices, hybrid electric vehicles have risen rapidly since 2005, and the sales of hybrid electric vehicles in the United States have also increased year by year. From the total sales in 2007, hybrid electric vehicles have become an absolutely important market in the United States. a segment of the market.

Here are the top ten brands of hybrid electric vehicles sold in the U.S. in 2007:

1. 1st hybrid electric vehicles sales: Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius, 2007 sales: 181,221 units, year-on-year: an increase of 69.4%. First release: 2000. Toyota Prius, which officially hit the American market in 2000, has won the green and huge support of American consumers since the market. With the first hit Prius, Toyota sold a total of 458,000 hybrid electric vehicles models in the seven years from 2000 to 2006, and achieved an absolute dominant market share. In 2007, Toyota's market share of hybrid electric vehicles in the United States was as high as 78.8%.

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2. 2nd hybrid electric vehicles sales: Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry, 2007 sales: 54,477 units, year-on-year: up 73.8%, first launch: 2006. The late "armed" hybrid-equipped Toyota Camry wasn't expecting such fire. Camry only started to have hybrid electric vehicles in 2006. After entering the U.S. market in 2006, it achieved sales of 31,341 units that year, and won 54,477 units in the following year, a year-on-year growth rate of 73.8%. The fastest growing car. It can be seen that in the North American mid-to-high-end sedan market, the prospect of hybrid electric vehicles are also not to be underestimated, which also shows that in the North American market, not only the Prius is a small car that can succeed. According to Toyota's plan, Toyota will "armed" all models with hybrid power in around 2020. In 2010, Toyota will achieve a sales volume of 600,000 hybrid electric vehicles. It is expected that by the end of 2010, Toyota will account for at least 60% With the above market share, it is estimated that the hybrid version of the Camry will be the most important model.

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3. 3rd hybrid electric vehicles sales: Honda Civic Hybrid

Honda Civic Hybrid, 2007 sales: 32,575 units, year-on-year: up 4.2%. First release: 2002. The Civic Hybrid is the third hybrid to be sold in the United States. In 2002, Civic Hybrid, which shoulders the heavy responsibility of Honda's hybrid strategy revival, finally entered the US market. The world's first mass-produced hybrid model was the Insight released by Honda in 1999, but these hybrid electric vehicles encountered Waterloo in 2002. At this time, the Civic Hybrid launched by Honda took on the task of "saving the market". Honda did not disappoint: the hybrid had just launched and sold 15,200 units that year, second only to the champion Prius at less than 5,000 units. Since then, these hybrid electric vehicles have also been Honda's most mainstream hybrid product, and has always been the most important technology and design representative in the American market.

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4. 4th hybrid electric vehicles sales: Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander, 2007 sales: about 22,052 units, down 30.0% year-on-year. First release: 2005. The Highlander's hybrids were introduced a year earlier than the Camry, first coming to market in 2005, when hybrid electric vehicles were booming. It also achieved very good results that year, selling a total of 17,954 units, ranking second in the US hybrid SUV market, behind only the hybrid version of the Lexus RX400h. It also ranked third among all hybrid electric vehicles sales in the United States that year. In 2005, the hybrid SUV began to allow the outside world to accept this kind of model that was originally a "gas tiger" on a large scale.

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5. 5th hybrid electric vehicles sales: Ford Escape

Ford Escape, 2007 sales: 21,386 units, up 6.1% year-on-year, first launch: 2004. Escape is the world's first hybrid SUV. These hybrid electric vehicles were first launched in 2004 and has maintained an "evergreen" attitude in the market since then. This is the only SUV in the hybrid SUV market that has seen consecutive years of sales growth. In 2004, it sold 2,566 units at the earliest. In 2005, it ushered in a major improvement of 15,733 units. In 2006, it exceeded 20,000 units, reaching 20,149 units. In 2007, it sold 21,386 units. This is Ford's first hybrid production model in the global market, and it still occupies the absolute dominant position of Ford in the field of hybrid electric vehicles. Ford had two hybrid electric vehicles models on sale globally in 2007 - the Escape and the Mariner.

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6. 6th hybrid electric vehicles sales: LexusRX400h

LexusRX400h, sales in 2007: 17,291 units, down 14.2% year-on-year. First launch: 2006. The Lexus RX400h was once the leader among hybrid SUVs. When it first launched in 2005, the Lexus RX400h sold 20,661 units that year, ahead of the second-place Highlander's record of 17,954 units and the third-place Escape's 15,733 units. However, after setting a sales record in 2005, the hybrid SUV hasn't broken it since. By 2006, the year-on-year decline fell to 20,161 units, and in 2007, only 17,291 units were sold. The year-on-year decrease was larger, reaching 14.2%. Before 1, these hybrid electric vehicles were already sold in China, and it was Toyota's earliest entry into the Chinese market. One of the hybrids on the .

7. 7th hybrid electric vehicles sales: Nissan Altima Hybrid

Nissan Altima Hybrid, 2007 sales: 8,388, debut: 2007. The Nis san Altima Hybrid is Nissan's first hybrid vehicle to enter the U.S. market. Before that, Nissan had not offered a hybrid in the United States. For a long time, H-production cars are not loyal supporters of hybrid electric vehicles. In Nissan's view, they are more willing to believe in the forward-looking and practicality of their persistent continuously variable transmission technology. However, judging from the hybrid Altima launched by Nissan in the United States, Nissan has huge technical reserves and potential in the hybrid field.

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8. 8th hybrid electric vehicles sales: GMSaturn Vue

GMSaturn Vue, 2007 sales: 4,403 units, first launch: 2007. The GMSaturn Vue is the first hybrid vehicle from General Motors. General Motors, which has been engaged in surreal new energy technologies such as cobalt research and hydrogen power, finally launched its own hybrid debut in 2007. The introduction of these hybrid electric vehicles still attract the attention of many people who are concerned about environmental protection and future new technologies. Many people believe that GM's new technology model has not achieved an instant hit in sales, but this is enough to see whether GM's hybrid attitude is ambiguous or intense.

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9. 9th hybrid electric vehicles sales: Ford Mercury Milan

Ford Mercury Milan, 2007 sales: 3,722 units, up 17.3% year-on-year, first launch: 2005. FordMercury Milan, which was born in the climax of hybrid consumption in the United States, is lucky, although it only sold 148 vehicles that year, compared with the record of 15,733 Escape vehicles under the same brand. ". However, these hybrid electric vehicles still maintained a certain growth rate. This is Ford's second hybrid vehicle globally, and one of only two Ford hybrid electric vehicles on the U.S. market in 2007.

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10. 10th hybrid electric vehicles sales: Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda Accord Hybrid, 2007 sales: 3,405 units, year-on-year: down 39.2%, first launch: 2004. The Honda Accord Hybrid has the largest inventory in China. The nearly 39.2 percent drop was for a reason, as Honda halted development of the Accord Hybrid when it remodeled the Accord in 2008, which ultimately led to a sharp drop in sales. However, in HONDA's view, HONDA's hybrid policy is to seize the hybrid system of models below the small car level, while the mid-level and above vehicles turn to diesel engines to achieve low fuel consumption and environmental protection goals, so this also affects Honda's comparison of Research prospects for hybrid power in high-displacement vehicles.

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