2013 Toyota Prius number one vehicle in California
Toyota announced today that for the second consecutive year the Toyota Prius was the number one nameplate sold in California. The Prius trio of Prius, Prius V, and Prius C garnered a total of 69,728 this year. The rate of sales of Prius in California accelerated from 2012 to 2013 increasing about 9% over last year’s Prius family sales.
The Prius doesn’t just outsell other hybrids in California. It continues to outsell all other hybrids in California combined. Sure, Toyota is cheating a little bit by using the Prius trio as a single nameplate, but the leading selling vehicle in the United States, the Ford F-150 does the same thing. Half of the hybrids in the state carry the Prius name.
In terms of green cars the Prius remains the number one choice among Californians. It is difficult to find another vehicle that has saved more gasoline and reduced CO2 more in the state of California than the Prius. Just to put the 69,728 sales of the Prius in the Golden State into perspective, it is estimated that in California about 8,400 fully electric Teslas were sold in 2013. Toyota sold three times more Prius cars in California than Nissan sold Leafs in the entire US in 2013.