Hybrids of America
We keep hearing how many hybrids are being sold and how many are coming out. The first Honda Insight was sold until July of 2005. Since then 311,718 hybrids have been sold. Hybrids currently available on the market, along with how many have been sold since their inception are;
Honda Accord (10,376)
Honda Civic (75,882)
Honda Insight (12,885)(first hybrid in the United States)According to John Mendel, Senior Vice President auto operations, American Honda sales, they are not sure if an Acura hybrid will come out, but if it does it will most likely use the Honda hybrid system.
General Motors: (2,500)
Mazda Demio (Japan)
Renault Kangoo (France)
Toyota Prius (182,854)(most popular hybrid)
Lexus RX 400h (10,029)(Harrier in Japan)
Toyota Highlander (5,397)(Kluger in Japan)
24 passenger Coaster Bus (Japan)
Toyota Crown (Japan)
Toyota Estima (a 3/4 Previa) (Japan)
HINO diesel/hybrid two variants of package delivery trucks (Japan) Future Hybrids:
Chevy Silverado/Sierra mild hybrid (in all 50 states)
Dodge RAM HEV (less than 100; fleet only)
Dodge Durango SUV
Lexus LS 600h V-8
VW Touran (according to Reuters, made by Volkswagen and Shanghai Automotive for the Chinese market)
Toyota Prius in China (made in Japan, assembled in China and sold in China)Toyota Sienna Van (according to auto industry insider)
Concepts: If the concepts shown below could say anything it is that DaimlerChrysler/Mercedes-Benz will probably be the first automotive group that will come out with a diesel-hybrid, and it will probably incorporate Fuel-Saving Multi-Displacement System (MDS) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SRC).
Chrysler ESX3 (shown some seven years ago as a diesel-hybrid)
Mercedes-Benz Bionic (aka boxfish; diesel-hybrid with SRC that gets 84mpg)
Mercedes-Benz S-Class (diesel-hybrid)
Toyota uses its technology and Ford licenses part of the technology.
According to Reuters, German automotive suppliers Continental AG and ZF Friedrichshafen have joined forces to develop hybrid technology, ZF said on Tuesday.
BMW, Daimler Chrysler, and General Motors have just signed an agreement to use the same hybrid system (created by General Motors) on their vehicles.