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re: total toyota hybrids in US

so Michelle,
when would you expect would be the latest day in 2006
to purchase a toyota hybrid and still qualify for the tax credit?
isn't this when toyota sells 60,000 vehicles in US?

thanks, Mr Pruis,
I have a 2005 Prius, but am looking for another for my wife
 

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Re: re: total toyota hybrids in US

mpruis said:
when would you expect would be the latest day in 2006
to purchase a toyota hybrid and still qualify for the tax credit?
isn't this when toyota sells 60,000 vehicles in US?
1. Assume that you purchase a new Prius (not lease or purchase a used Prius)

2. Assume that you can take the credit (you aren't hit with AMT or similar)

3. Assume that you are asking for the US Federal income tax hybrid vehicle credit (and not asking about some individual states' income tax credits, like for OR or CO or WV or...)

4. Assume that you mean the sunset of any hybrid tax credit for a Toyota vehicle... (Full credit through the quarter after the manufacturer reaches 60,000 US sold hybrids, then 50% of the full credit for the following 2 quarters, then 25% of the full credit for the following 2 quarters, then the credit is gone for that manufacturer's hybrids.)

My guess based on the January 2006 and previous months' US sales data is that the 60,000 units will be sold sometime in 2006Q2. So, full credit Jan. 1 2006 through end of 2006Q3, 50% credit 2006Q4-2007Q1, 25% credit 2007Q2-3, and no credit 2007Q4.

But I may have to revise my estimates when the Feb. sales numbers come in next week, and if I have misunderstood the phaseout period for the US federal income tax hybrid credit.

But, based on my current estimates, you have through the end of Q3 in 2007 to still qualify for the tax credit. (If you mean the full credit, then probably Sept. 30, 2006.)
 

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next month I plan to introduce 2 new columns. hopefully it won't be too confusing with the new info.

Current columns:
mon = calendar month
yr = calendar year
sales = hybrid sales that month
cYTD = hybrid sales calendar year to date

New columns:
mmsales = overal model sales that month (hybrid and conventional of model)
%hybrid = percentage of overall model sales that month that were hybrids

Unfortunately, the hybrid sales calendar year to date will no longer be the column at the furthest right, so it will not be quite so easy to do a quick lookup there. But since there is no conventional Prius model, that'll still be easy to read!

I'm still debating about whether to do a model calendar year to date for the months that hybrids are available, and the % of hybrids cYTD, but would like to try this out first...
 

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phaseout official

http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,, ... 62,00.html

IRS said:
Toyota Hybrid Begins Phaseout on October 1

IR-2006-145, September 20, 2006

Washington—The Internal Revenue Service announced today that Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. has submitted quarterly reports indicating that its cumulative sales of qualified vehicles to retail dealers has reached the 60,000-vehicle limit during the calendar quarter ending June 30, 2006. Under the current tax law, the credit for buying a hybrid vehicle begins to phase out during the second calendar quarter after the quarter in which the company sells its 60,000th hybrid or lean burn technology vehicle.

The credit for all new advanced lean burn technology motor vehicles or new qualified hybrid passenger automobiles or light trucks manufactured by Toyota Motor Corporation will begin to phase out on Oct. 1, 2006.

Vehicles purchased before Oct. 1, 2006 qualify for the full credit. For Toyota hybrid vehicles bought on or after October 1, 2006, and on or before March 31, 2007, the credit is 50 percent of the otherwise allowable credit amount. Taxpayers buying vehicles on or after April 1, 2007, and on or before September 30, 2007, can only get 25 percent of the credit.

Here are the credit amounts for Oct. 1, 2006 – March 31, 2007:

2005 Prius — $1,575
2006 Prius — $1,575
2006 Highlander 4WD Hybrid — $1,300
2006 Highlander 2WD Hybrid — $1,300
2006 Lexus RX400h 2WD — $1,100
2006 Lexus RX400h 4WD — $1,100
2007 Camry Hybrid — $1,300
2007 Lexus GS 450h — $775

Here are the credit amounts for April 1, 2007 – September 30, 2007:

2005 Prius — $787.50
2006 Prius — $787.50
2006 Highlander 4WD Hybrid — $650
2006 Highlander 2WD Hybrid — $650
2006 Lexus RX400h 2WD — $550
2006 Lexus RX400h 4WD — $550
2007 Camry Hybrid — $650
2007 Lexus GS 450h — $387.50
Beginning October 1, 2007, taxpayers who buy a Toyota hybrid cannot claim the related tax credit.

Related link: Notice 2006-78
and the related link:
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-06-78.pdf

IRS said:
Part III – Administration, Procedural, and Miscellaneous
Phase-out of Credit for New Qualified Hybrid Motor Vehicles and New Advanced Lean Burn Technology Motor Vehicles
Notice 2006-78

SECTION 1. PURPOSE
This notice announces the credit phase-out schedule for advanced lean burn technology motor vehicles and hybrid passenger automobiles and light trucks manufactured by Toyota Motor Corporation.

SECTION 2. BACKGROUND
Section 30B(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code provides for a credit determined under § 30B(c) for certain new advanced lean burn technology motor vehicles. Section 30B(a)(3) provides for a credit determined under § 30B(d) for certain new qualified hybrid motor vehicles. Both the new advanced lean burn technology motor vehicle credit and the new qualified hybrid motor vehicle credit begin to phase out for a manufacturer's passenger automobiles and light trucks
in the second calendar quarter after the calendar quarter in which at least 60,000 of the manufacturer's passenger automobiles and light trucks that qualify for either credit have been sold for use or lease in the United States (determined on a cumulative basis for sales after December 31, 2005). Taxpayers purchasing the manufacturer’s vehicles during the first two calendar quarters of the phaseout period may claim only 50 percent of the otherwise allowable credit. Taxpayers purchasing the manufacturer’s vehicles during the third and fourth quarters of the phase-out period may claim only 25 percent of the otherwise allowable credit. No credit is available for vehicles purchased after the last day of the fourth quarter of the phase-out period.

Notice 2006-9, 2006-6 I.R.B. 413, provides procedures for a vehicle manufacturer (or, in the case of a foreign vehicle manufacturer, its domestic distributor) to certify to the Internal Revenue Service (Service) both (1) that a particular make, model, and model year of vehicle qualifies for either the new advanced lean burn technology motor vehicle credit or the new qualified hybrid motor vehicle credit and (2) the amount of the credit allowable with respect to that vehicle.

Section 5.05 of Notice 2006-9 requires a manufacturer (or, in the case of a foreign vehicle manufacturer, its domestic distributor) that has received from the Service an acknowledgement of its certification for a particular make, model, and model year of vehicle to submit to the Service a report of the number of qualified vehicles sold by the manufacturer (or, in the case of a foreign vehicle manufacturer, its domestic distributor) to retail dealers during the calendar quarter. A qualified vehicle is defined for this purpose as any passenger automobile or light truck that is a new advanced lean burn technology motor vehicle or a new qualified hybrid motor vehicle.

In accordance with the section 5.05 of Notice 2006-9, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. has submitted quarterly reports that indicate that its cumulative sales of qualified vehicles to retail dealers reached the 60,000-vehicle limit during the calendar quarter ending June 30, 2006. Accordingly, the credit for all new
advanced lean burn technology motor vehicles or new qualified hybrid passenger automobiles or light trucks manufactured by Toyota Motor Corporation will begin to phase out on October 1, 2006.

SECTION 3. SCOPE OF NOTICE
This notice applies to any make, model, or model year of new advanced lean burn technology motor vehicle or new qualified hybrid passenger automobile or light truck that is--
(1) manufactured by Toyota Motor Corporation; and
(2) purchased for use or lease in the United States on or after October 1, 2006.

SECTION 4. Credit Amount
.01 In general. If a new advanced lean burn technology motor vehicle or new qualified hybrid passenger automobile or light truck manufactured by Toyota Motor Corporation is purchased for use or lease after September 30, 2006, the allowable credit is as follows:

(1) For vehicles purchased for use or lease on or after October 1, 2006, and on or before March 31, 2007, the credit is 50 percent of the otherwise allowable amount determined under § 30B(c) or (d) (whichever is applicable);
(2) For vehicles purchased for use or lease on or after April 1, 2007, and on or before September 30, 2007, the credit is 25 percent of the otherwise allowable amount determined under § 30B(c) or (d) (whichever is applicable); and
(3) For vehicles purchased for use or lease on or after October 1, 2007, no credit is allowable.

.02 Certified Vehicles. The following tables set forth the credit available on or after October 1, 2006, for hybrid motor vehicles for which Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. received an acknowledgement of its certification from the Service on or before September 19, 2006:
Table 1
October 1, 2006 – March 31, 2007
Model Year Model Credit Amount
2005 Prius $1,575
2006 Prius $1,575
2006 Highlander 4WD Hybrid $1,300
2006 Highlander 2WD Hybrid $1,300
2006 Lexus RX400h 2WD $1,100
2006 Lexus RX400h 4WD $1,100
2007 Camry Hybrid $1,300
2007 Lexus GS 450h $775

Table 2
April 1, 2007 – September 30, 2007
Model Year Model Credit Amount
2005 Prius $787.50
2006 Prius $787.50
2006 Highlander 4WD Hybrid $650
2006 Highlander 2WD Hybrid $650
2006 Lexus RX400h 2WD $550
2006 Lexus RX400h 4WD $550
2007 Camry Hybrid $650
2007 Lexus GS 450h $387.50

Table 3
On or after October 1, 2007
Model Year Model Credit Amount
2005 Prius $0.00
2006 Prius $0.00
2006 Highlander 4WD Hybrid $0.00
2006 Highlander 2WD Hybrid $0.00
2006 Lexus RX400h 2WD $0.00
2006 Lexus RX400h 4WD $0.00
2007 Camry Hybrid $0.00
2007 Lexus GS 450h $0.00

The principal author of this notice is Nicole R. Cimino of the Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Passthroughs and Special Industries). For further information regarding this notice contact Ms. Cimino at (202) 622-3120 (not a tollfree call).
 

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mon = calendar month
yr = calendar year
sales = hybrid sales that month
cYTD = hybrid sales calendar year to date
mmsales = overal model sales that month (hybrid and conventional of model)
%hybrid = percentage of overall model sales that month that were hybrids

Total USA Toyota/Lexus hybrid units:
mon yr sales cYTD
Oct 06 14,598 159,581
Sep 06 18,734 144,983
Aug 06 20,441 126,249
Jul 06 20,298 105,808
Jun 06 18,090 85,510
May 06 17,190 67,420
Apr 06 14,476 50,230
Mar 06 13,379 35,754
Feb 06 10,981 22,375
Jan 06 11,394 11,394


Hm... either my sums have been wrong, or Toyota sold more vehicles than they've been reporting in their monthly press releases...

"Toyota/Lexus hybrid sales from January 1, 2006 through May 31, 2006 totaled 68,637."
http://www.toyota.com/prius/tax.html
http://www.toyota.com/camry/tax.html
http://www.toyota.com/highlander/tax.html
http://www.lexus.com/models/popup_taxCredit.html

"The Quarterly Report of Qualified Vehicles for the Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit for the quarter ending March 31, 2006, shows that Toyota (which owns Lexus) sold 41,779 qualifying vehicles to retail dealers."
http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,, ... 60,00.html

Or maybe Toyota has it wrong, as my July cumulative sales numbers add up...

"TMS calendar-year-to-date hybrid sales broke the 100,000-unit sales milestone, reporting 105,808 hybrid units. In July, hybrids sales totaled 20,298 units."
http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/Vi ... 6080119384


Sales of RX400H units by month

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. Retail Sales (includes fleet and Hawaii) of RX400H:

mon yr sales cYTD mmsales %hybrid
Oct 06 1,239 16,853 7,250 17.1
Sep 06 1,687 15,614 8,688 19.4
Aug 06 1,514 13,927 9,805 15.4
Jul 06 1,220 12,413 8,492 14.4
Jun 06 1,190 11,193 9,651 12.3
May 06 2,006 10,003 9,334 20.0
Apr 06 2,247 7,997 8,890 25.3
Mar 06 2,470 5,750 10,971 22.5
Feb 06 1,803 3,280 8,247 21.9
Jan 06 1,477 1,477 6,189 23.9

Reported 2005 year-end sales is 20,674 units. Perhaps pre-launch sales?
mon yr sales cYTD mmsales %hybrid
Dec 05 2,172 20,661 11,774 18.4
Nov 05 1,722 18,489 8,060 21.4
Oct 05 1,904 16,767 8,012 23.8
Sep 05 2,113 14,863 8,212 25.7
Aug 05 2,607 12,750 9,644 27.0
Jul 05 2,262 10,143 9,065 25.0
Jun 05 2,605 7,881 10,015 26.0
May 05 2,931 5,276 10,707 27.4
Apr 05 2,345 2,345 10,172 23.1

Lexus RX400H launch April 18, 2005.


Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. Retail Sales (includes fleet and Hawaii) of GS450h Hybrid:

mon yr sales cYTD mmsales %hybrid
Oct 06 177 1,356 204 86.8
Sep 06 164 1,179 221 74.2
Aug 06 192 1,015 362 53.6
Jul 06 157 823 299 52.5
Jun 06 231 666 420 55.0
May 06 294 435 516 57.0
Apr 06 141 141 373 37.8

GS450h Hybrid launch last week of April, 2006.


Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. Retail Sales (includes fleet and Hawaii) of Camry Hybrid:

mon yr sales cYTD mmsales %hybrid
Oct 06 2,806 24,236 33,812 8.3
Sep 06 4,044 21,430 38,269 10.6
Aug 06 4,977 17,386 42,227 11.8
Jul 06 5,023 12,409 41,892 12.0
Jun 06 4,268 7,386 41,427 10.3
May 06 3,032 3,118 43,112 7.0
Apr 06 86 86 40,203 0.2

Camry Hybrid launch last week of April, 2006.


Sales of Highlander Hybrid units by month

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. Retail Sales (includes fleet and Hawaii) of Highlander Hybrid:

mon yr sales cYTD mmsales %hybrid
Oct 06 1,643 27,464 10,296 16.0
Sep 06 2,347 25,821 11,697 20.1
Aug 06 2,581 23,474 11,645 22.2
Jul 06 2,784 20,893 11,999 23.2
Jun 06 2,705 18,109 10,436 25.9
May 06 3,755 15,404 10,806 34.7
Apr 06 3,768 11,649 10,712 35.2
Mar 06 2,987 7,881 11,622 25.7
Feb 06 2,631 4,894 9,033 29.1
Jan 06 2,263 2,263 8,748 25.9

Reported 2005 year-end sales is 17,989 units. Perhaps pre-launch sales?
mon yr sales cYTD mmsales %hybrid
Dec 05 2,198 17,954 11,309 19.4
Nov 05 2,353 15,756 9,676 24.3
Oct 05 2,330 13,403 9,063 25.7
Sep 05 2,715 11,073 9,684 28.0
Aug 05 2,925 8,358 13,042 22.4
Jul 05 2,564 5,433 14,223 18.0
Jun 05 2,869 2,869 13,029 22.0

Highlander Hybrid launch on June 6, 2005.


Sales of Prius units by month

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. Retail Sales (includes fleet and Hawaii) of Prius:

mon yr sales cYTD
Oct 06 8,733 89,672
Sep 06 10,492 80,939
Aug 06 11,177 70,447
Jul 06 11,114 59,270
Jun 06 9,696 48,156
May 06 8,103 38,460
Apr 06 8,234 30,357
Mar 06 7,922 22,123
Feb 06 6,547 14,201
Jan 06 7,654 7,654

Total units of Prius sold in the US, from launch through Dec 05: 228,591
mon yr sales cYTD
Dec 05 9,027 107,897
Nov 05 7,889 98,870
Oct 05 9,939 90,981
Sep 05 8,193 81,042
Aug 05 9,850 72,849
Jul 05 9,691 62,999
Jun 05 9,622 53,308
May 05 9,461 43,686
Apr 05 11,345 34,225
Mar 05 10,236 22,880
Feb 05 7,078 12,644
Jan 05 5,566 5,566

Total units of Prius sold in the US, from launch through Dec 04: 120,694
mon yr sales cYTD
Dec 04 6,287 53,991
Nov 04 5,866 47,704
Oct 04 6,123 41,838
Sep 04 4,309 35,715
Aug 04 4,393 31,406
Jul 04 5,230 27,013
Jun 04 4,219 21,783
May 04 3,962 17,564
Apr 04 3,684 13,602
Mar 04 3,778 9,918
Feb 04 3,215 6,140
Jan 04 2,925 2,925

Total units of Prius sold in the US, from launch to Dec 03: 66,703
Estimated number of 2004 Prius sold in the US (Oct 03 - Dec 03): 13,694
Estimated number of Classic Prius sold in the US (launch through Sep 03): 53,009
mon yr sales cYTD
Dec 03 4,025 24,627
Nov 03 5,584 20,602
Oct 03 4,085 15,018
Sep 03 112 10,933
Aug 03 299 10,821
Jul 03 657 10,522
Jun 03 1,069 9,865
May 03 1,233 8,796
Apr 03 1,457 7,563
Mar 03 2,532 6,106
Feb 03 1,968 3,574
Jan 03 1,606 1,606

Total units of Prius sold in the US, from launch to Dec 02: 42,076
mon yr sales cYTD
Dec 02 1,790 20,119
Nov 02 1,956 18,329
Oct 02 1,775 16,373
Sep 02 1,382 14,598
Aug 02 1,756 13,216
Jul 02 1,411 11,460
Jun 02 1,369 10,049
May 02 1,648 8,680
Apr 02 1,834 7,032
Mar 02 1,763 5,198
Feb 02 1,481 3,435
Jan 02 1,954 1,954

Total units of Prius sold in the US, from launch to Dec 01: 21,957
mon yr sales cYTD
Dec 01 1,780 15,556
Nov 01 1,580 13,776
Oct 01 1,580 12,196
Sep 01 862 10,616
Aug 01 1,311 9,754
Jul 01 1,037 8,443
Jun 01 1,534 7,406
May 01 1,126 5,872
Apr 01 872 4,746
Mar 01 1,378 3,784
Feb 01 1,198 2,496
Jan 01 1,298 1,298

Total units of Prius sold in the US, from launch to Dec 00: 6,401
mon yr sales cYTD
Dec 00 1,134 5,562
Nov 00 989 4,428
Oct 00 829 3,439
Sep 00 981 2,610
Aug 00 788 1,629
Jul 00 841 841
Launch to July 01, 2000: 839


"TMS calendar-year-to-date hybrid sales broke the 100,000-unit sales milestone, reporting 105,808 hybrid units." (July 2006)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/Vi ... 6080119384

Worldwide Prius Sales Top 500,000 Mark (June 2006), Toyota/Lexus hybrid sales over 600,000 (May 2006)
http://www.toyota.co.jp/en/news/06/0607.html

Toyota worldwide hybrid sales over 500,000. (Nov. 2005)
http://www.toyota.co.jp/en/news/05/1125_2.html
http://www.toyota.co.jp/en/pdf/toyota_w ... /chap6.pdf

Estimated number of Classic Prius sales surpassed by the 2004/2005 Prius in Oct. 2004: (approx. 52,170 Classic launch through Sept. 2003, approx. 55,532 HSD Prius Oct. 2003 through Oct. 2004.)

Prius worldwide sales over 367,000. Japan sales is about 44% of that, and North American sales much of the remainder. (Sept. 2005):
http://www.forbes.com/2005/09/13/toyota ... can07.html

Prius worldwide sales over 1/4 million mark (end of Nov. 2004):
http://www.carpages.co.uk/toyota/toyota ... =164752252
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/toy ... sage/78988

Toyota hybrid worldwide sales at 318,500 units, as of December 2004:
http://www.toyota.co.jp/en/pdf/toyota_w ... ta-pdf.pdf

Toyota hybrid worldwide sales went over the 280,000 unit mark, Prius worldwide sales over 244,000 units, in Sept. 2004:
http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=ne ... &id=317517

Prius US sales went over the 100,000 unit mark in Sept. 2004:
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... d=20040930

Prius worldwide sales went over 200,000 units in Mar. 2004:
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/toy ... sage/72144

Prius worldwide sales went over 100,000 units in March 2002:
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... d=20020925
http://www.toyota.co.jp/en/special/toyo ... index.html

worldwide hybrid sales (just Toyota?) went over 100,000 units in April 2002:
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... d=20020422
http://www.toyota.co.jp/en/pdf/toyota_w ... ta-pdf.pdf

(October 2006)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/Vi ... 6110108952
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2006/11 ... f_hyb.html
(September 2006)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/Vi ... 6100344525
(August 2006)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/Vi ... 6090194824
(July 2006)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/Vi ... 6080119384
(June 2006)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/Vi ... 6070346770
(May 2006)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/Vi ... 6060141005
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2006/06 ... ybrid.html
(April 2006)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/Vi ... 6050220151
(March 2006)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/Vi ... 6040381437
(February 2006)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/Vi ... 6030112235
(January 2006)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/Vi ... 6020154538
(December 2005)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/Vi ... 6010484765
(November 2005)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/Vi ... 5120168110
(October 2005)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/Vi ... 5110154667
(September 2005)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/Vi ... 5100341788
(August 2005)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/Vi ... 5090144473
(July 2005)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/Vi ... 5080246131
(June 2005)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/Vi ... 5070146224
(May 2005)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/Vi ... 5060143735
(April 2005)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... d=20050503
(March 2005)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... =20050401a
(February 2005)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... d=20050301
(January 2005)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... =20050201e
(December 2004)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... =20050104b
(November 2004)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... d=20041201
(October 2004)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... =20041103b
(September 2004)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... d=20041001
(August 2004)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... =20040901a
(July 2004)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... =20040803c
(June 2004)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... d=20040701
(May 2004)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... d=20040602
(April 2004)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... d=20040503
(March 2004)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... d=20040401
(February 2004)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... =20040302c
(January 2004)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... d=20040203
(December 2003)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... =20040105a
(November 2003)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... d=20031202
(October 2003)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... =20031103d
(September 2003)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... d=20031001
(August 2003)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... 200309003c
(July 2003)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... d=20030801
(June 2003)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... d=20030701
(May 2003) http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/toy ... sage/58008
(April 2003)
http://pressroom.toyota.com/photo_libra ... d=20030501
(previous)
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/toy ... sage/53448

(and lots of searching through the Toyota Pressroom...)
 

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Wow! So over 80% of GS sales are Hybrids?!? Ah, it looks like you are only counting the GS 430. You really should count the whole GS line, as the only major difference between the 430 and the 300 is the engine. Well, the 430 comes with some features as standard that are optional on the 300; but the 450h is similar, in that it's just an upgraded 300. (Which for 2007 will be the 350, as Lexus has upgraded the 'low-end' model as well.)

Oh, and one idea to make the columns look decent is to use the 'Code' tag:

Code:
mon yr sales cYTD   mmsales %hybrid 
Oct 06 1,239 16,853 7,250   17.1 
Sep 06 1,687 15,614 8,688   19.4 
Aug 06 1,514 13,927 9,805   15.4 
Jul 06 1,220 12,413 8,492   14.4 
Jun 06 1,190 11,193 9,651   12.3 
May 06 2,006 10,003 9,334   20.0 
Apr 06 2,247 7,997  8,890   25.3 
Mar 06 2,470 5,750  10,971  22.5 
Feb 06 1,803 3,280  8,247   21.9 
Jan 06 1,477 1,477  6,189   23.9
 

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ehurtley said:
Wow! So over 80% of GS sales are Hybrids?!? Ah, it looks like you are only counting the GS 430. You really should count the whole GS line, as the only major difference between the 430 and the 300 is the engine. Well, the 430 comes with some features as standard that are optional on the 300; but the 450h is similar, in that it's just an upgraded 300. (Which for 2007 will be the 350, as Lexus has upgraded the 'low-end' model as well.)
In the Toyota monthly sales press releases, the GS 350 is listed separately, while the GS 430 and the GS 450H are listed together. So, my posted values are only of the GS 430/450H, and not for the entire GS line.

ehurtley said:
Oh, and one idea to make the columns look decent is to use the 'Code' tag:
Thanks for the idea, I'll try it next month. :)
 

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This hasn't been updated recently, and I can see why, since Toyota's two most recent sales press releases haven't fully broken out hybrid sales (especially the GS450H). This is what I can gather from them:

Prius
Dec. '06 9,291 (total 2006: 106,971)
Jan. '07 8,299

Camry Hybrid
Dec. '06 4,057 (guesstimated - total of Camry Hybrid and GS450H Hybrid is 4,257)
Jan. '07 2,801

Highlander Hybrid
Dec. '06 2,354
Jan. '07 1,810

RX 400H
Dec. '06 1,981
Jan. '07 1,245

GS450H
Dec. '06 200 (guesstimated - see Camry Hybrid above)
Jan. '07 167 (total sales minus sales attributable to other hybrid models)

Total 2006 hybrid sales: 191,742 units. Total 2005 hybrid sales: 146,512 units.

In December 2006, TMS posted sales of 17,883 hybrid vehicles.

In January 2007, TMS posted sales of 14,322 hybrid vehicles.
 

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If you're looking for more general US hybrid sales figures, I'd recommend:

http://www.greencarcongress.com/hybrids/index.html
This is a blog site, which will list the monthly hybrid sales and commentary at the beginning of the month, for Toyota/Lexus, Honda, Ford/Mercury, and Nissan, in pretty graph form. No sales for GM/Chevrolet/Saturn, as they do not publish break-outs of their hybrid models.

http://www.hybridcars.com/market-dashboard.html
again, find the monthly sales data that you're interested in, and not only will you find overview and forward commentary, but on some of the tabs you can find pretty graphs and pie charts, and US regional hybrid registration data.
 

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If I were an automotive journalist, I'd get started on that "Toyota Sells 500,000th Prius in the U.S." article. It will occur either this month or next.

Among the quirks of the 2nd-generation sales figures: How often, in the history of the automobile, has a car sold more units in its fourth model year than in its first two model years combined? I bet you'd have to go back several decades at least.

Another factoid: It took over five-and-a-half years to reach 250,000 U.S. Priuses, both 1st-gen and 2nd (June '00 to Feb. '06); it will have taken only 21 or 22 months to double that.
 
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