1/4) Answering two Teslans in this screenshot with two paragraphs from a Forbes article by Jim Collins:— Notorious F.S.D. (@ParadiseTrader3) January 17, 2020
“To use an auto industry term, Toyota’s hybrid sales were on fire in 2019. Toyota’s sales of hybrid vehicles rose 28.7% in the U.S. in 2019, (paragraph continued) pic.twitter.com/Pda9ttudcz
2/4) . . . with the Lexus division posting a torrid 43.1% increase in sales of hybrids. In total, Toyota sold a record 274,550 hybrids in the U.S. in 2019.”— Notorious F.S.D. (@ParadiseTrader3) January 17, 2020
(2nd paragraph to follow & here is Collins link now) https://t.co/nN0yLf6yPe
3/4) “That figure dwarfs estimates of Tesla’s sales. Tesla doesn’t report unit sales by region, but, as I noted in this Forbes column, I believe Tesla sold about 200,000 units in the U.S. in 2019. . . (continued)— Notorious F.S.D. (@ParadiseTrader3) January 17, 2020
4/4 . . . Given the dominance of the Model 3 in the U.S BEV market, that brings up the possibility that Toyota sold more hybrids in the U.S. in 2019 than the rest of the industry sold battery-electrics.”— Notorious F.S.D. (@ParadiseTrader3) January 17, 2020
BONUS ROUND: Tesla Registrations in the Netherlands at this moment scooped from https://t.co/GDgcpSH4Xp. Only one BEV, Renault Zoe (#25) in the Top 25 . . . Top 24 are “hybrids”.— Notorious F.S.D. (@ParadiseTrader3) January 17, 2020
Tesla Model 3 (#36 – not a misprint) pic.twitter.com/UF2RC1fhE9
What $TSLA & its fans are in denial about: Hybrid vehicles are the biggest threat to $TSLA‘s growth. Not only in the US but especially in China & Europe.— @Motorhead (@BradMunchen) January 17, 2020
Great thread by @ParadiseTrader3 on just how big the market is in the US alone. https://t.co/1NDDRE0bAD
The hybrid market in China came to 426K in 2019, down -7%. Toyota’s hybrid sales grew +9% YoY with a 38% market share. And they have plenty of new hybrid launches this year, along with 2 new EVs in China. $TSLAQ— @Motorhead (@BradMunchen) January 17, 2020
I still can't get over how f*cking expensive B/C segment BEVs are. 30K euro for 50kWh?— Kawasaki_KR-1 (@KawasakiKR11) January 17, 2020
How are they planning to sell them when their ICE counterparts are 10-15K euro cheaper?
Yaris hybrid is 15K euro & Corolla hybrid is 18K euro in Japan.