5-4 Hybrid Vehicle Salesa in the United States: 1999-2009

5-4 Hybrid Vehicle Salesa in the United States: 1999-2009

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Year Domesticb Import Total
1999 0 17 17
2000 0 9,350 9,350
2001 0 20,282 20,282
2002 0 22,335 22,335
2003 0 47,566 47,566
2004 2,993 81,206 84,199
2005 15,960 189,868 205,828
2006 24,198 229,320 253,518
2007 77,629 275,233 352,862
2008 86,082 229,606 315,688
2009 81,882 208,350 290,232

a Sales include leased vehicles and fleet sales.

b Includes vehicles produced in Canada and Mexico.

Notes: The first domestic hybrid vehicle was not introduced in the U.S. market until 2004. A hybrid vehicle is a vehicle powered by a combination of battery-electric motor(s) and an internal combustion engine.

Source: Ward's Automotive Group, WardsAuto.com, personal communication, April 2010.