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HYBRIDS | AID EXCLUSIVE       
Hybrid sales share in Western Europe and US reach near identical 2%
Published: Fri, 17th Mar 2017 09:54:18 GMT  
 

Toyota Lexus Hybrid car sales Western Europe 2016

Petrol-electric hybrids, historically best typified by Toyota’s pioneering Prius, may have taken Japan’s car market by storm, where they already attract one-in-four sales, but in Europe’s diesel dominated car market these petrol-electric hybrids have clearly failed to get off the ground and in consequence have languished in the long familiar wallflower position, at least until now

Last year, according to AID’s own numbers, conventional hybrids, excluding PHEVs, attracted some 266,000 sales in Western Europe.

That’s a market share of 1.9 per cent, which is almost identical to the 2 per cent market share held by the sector in the US last year.

However, after hovering almost motionless in the unenviable also-ran position, of late Europe’s hybrid car market has suddenly sprung to life, seemingly energised by the thickening black clouds now hanging over Europe’s diesel car horizon.

Consumers’ sudden interest in comparatively simple petrol-electric hybrids, a hitherto largely ignored segment that Toyota has made almost its own, can be judged from AID’s exclusively compiled sales figures
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