People looking for a Lexus for sale in Westmont have found that Lexus tends to lead the way in the world of hybrid vehicles. For example, they were one of the first companies (along with Toyota) to start mass producing hybrid vehicles. The quality of their hybrid vehicles became clear when it was announced that Toyota and Lexus hybrid vehicles have sold about two million models in the US, nearly half of the global sales of five million.
Wow! How Did This Happen?
There are many reasons this huge jump in hybrid ownership occurred in America, the foremost being the price of gasoline. With gas near or over four dollars a gallon across the country, hybrids undoubtedly seemed worth the extra price (up to $8,000 or more depending on the model). The Global Warming movement is another reason people may be turning to hybrids; going greener is something all Americans are thinking about today. This is to say nothing of the inherent quality and efficiency of Toyota and Lexus vehicles.
How Much Could a Few Vehicles Have Helped the Environment?
Much more than you’d expect, in all honesty. Toyota and Lexus have around 20 hybrid vehicles in their global fleet. The growing sales of hybrids has contributed to an incredible downturn in CO2 emissions. Toyota estimates that all their hybrid vehicles have emitted 34 million tons of CO2 less than gasoline powered vehicles. Think about that for a minute: 34 million tons less. They also estimate that hybrid vehicles have saved more than three billion gallons of gasoline.
How Big is the Toyota and Lexus Hybrid Market Share?
Toyota and Lexus posses 70% of the hybrid vehicle market. These sales make up 16% of their total sales. This percentage continues to increase as the world grows more and more fond of hybrid vehicles. The first successful hybrid model was the Prius which sold 5,562 models in its first six months, eventually becoming the highest selling hybrid vehicle on the market. It was the vehicle that helped Toyota and Lexus grab onto such a large hybrid market.