Toyota has announced that cumulative global sales of its hybrid vehicles have exceeded seven million units. This latest, million-unit milestone was achieved in the fastest time yet for Toyota, just nine months.
Toyota sells 27 different hybrid passenger car models, and one plug-in hybrid model, in more than 90 countries and regions. Furthermore, from the beginning of this year to the end of 2015, Toyota will launch 15 new hybrid vehicles, including the Lexus NX 300h, which is on sale here now, and the Lexus RC 300h, which will be launched in the second half of October.
Toyota says that it will continue augmenting its hybrid line-up and increasing the number of countries and regions in which it sells those vehicles.
Toyota calculates that, as of the end of September, Toyota hybrid vehicles have resulted in 49m fewer tons of CO2 emissions than would have been released by gasoline-powered vehicles of similar size and driving performance.
Toyota also estimates that its hybrid vehicles have saved 18m kilolitres of gasoline, compared to the amount used by gasoline-powered vehicles of similar sizes.
Hybrid technologies, which encompass all of the component technologies necessary for the development of environment-friendly cars, and which facilitate the use of different fuel combinations, have been positioned by Toyota as core environmental technologies for the 21st century.
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