Toyota Prius Prime as the world’s best-selling plug-in car

Updated Apr 13, 2021 | Same topic: Latest Consumer Reports

With nearly 27,000 sales through June, the Toyota Prius Prime has become the best-selling EV in the world.
June could be considered one of the best-ever months for plug-in vehicle sales when more than 100,000 vehicles were delivered for the second time in history. This hit a peak of 38% over the same period last year and more importantly, June also witnessed a 1% market share of plug-in cars being reached for the first time.
 
bar chart of Top 10 best-selling plug-in cars in the world

In the first six months of 2017, the plug-in cars total sales were nearly 450,000 units

In the first six months of 2017, the plug-in cars total sales were nearly 450,000 units, recording a 41% increase year-over-year. Thus, if everything goes as planned, this figure would amount to seven digits before the year ends.
 
As expected, the Toyota Prius Prime snatched the title away from the Nissan LEAF to become the best-selling models worldwide with 26,867 deliveries thanks to massive sales in Japan and the US.
 
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In June, the Tesla Model S also achieved an optimistic result with more than 6,150 units sold. Meanwhile, sales of the Nissan LEAF and Tesla Model X were 4,647 and 4,684 respectively.
 
bar chart of Top 10 plug-in carmakers in the world

Tesla left BMW behind with 10,841 vehicles delivered to top the chart

In the tough carmaker race, Tesla left BMW behind with 10,841 vehicles delivered to top the chart. However, the German luxury brand saw a noticeable turnaround with 8,815 plug-in units marketed. Despite the success of the Prius, Toyota just took the fifth place in this race, following the BYD, BAIC and Nissan.
 
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Know more about Toyota Prius 2022

Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius is a hybrid compact sedan which helped catapult hybrid powertrains into popularity the world over.Toyota Prius Philippines price is ₱2,339,000 with 1.8 Hybrid CVT as the only available variant

Under the hood, the Philippine-spec Prius uses the 1.8-liter Hybrid Synergy Drive. At maximum, this powertrain can produce a combined output of 121 horsepower and 163 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to its front wheels via an electrically controlled variable transmission (eCVT). 

Size-wise, the 2022 Toyota Prius is 4,540mm long, 1,760mm wide, and 1,470mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,700mm, and a ground clearance of 130mm. 

Locally, the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is the Toyota Prius’ sole competitor in the compact car segment. Then again, there’s also the Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid

₱ 2,436,000

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