Led by Toyota, which alone accounted for 13,690 units sold, combined sales of hybrids in the US reached 20,974 in April, more than triple the number sold in April 2004 (6,832).
The Prius had its best month ever, posting 11,345 units. The Lexus Rx400h, which came to showrooms in the middle of the month, racked up 2,345 units.
Demand for the Honda Civic Hybrid pushed sales of that model to its strongest showing of 3,466 units. The Accord Hybrid climbed to 2,023—its best to date. Sales of the ultra-efficient Insight also benefitted, climbing up to 90 units, the car’s best performance in a year.
Ford’s Escape Hybrid also posted its own best performance in its 7-month sales history, with 1,705 units sold.