June was an abysmal sales month for hybrid vehicles, but the year-to-date numbers tell a different story. For the month of June, sales of hybrid vehicles fell a staggering 23.7 percent from the numbers posted for May and 19.1 percent compared to hybrid sales recorded last June. Though the drop off in sales is a dramatic one, the bigger picture ain't too bad at all.
For the first six months of 2010, hybrid sales increased a marginal 2.1 percent over the same period last year. Even though the improvement is a small one, it does show that interest in hybrids has continued to increase despite low gas prices. Here's some automaker specific sales info for the month of June:
Ford finally managed to overtake Honda and jump into second place for overall hybrid sales. As you've probably already guessed, Toyota stands on top once again. Through the first six months of this year, Toyota and Lexus managed to move 90,852 hybrids, an 11.8 percent improvement over the first six months of 2009. For June, Toyota and Lexus managed to sell 14,369 hybrids and capture 69 percent of hybrid sales in the U.S. Ford sold 2,010 hybrid Fusions, while Mercury managed to move only 93 hybrid Milans. GM's hybrid sales dipped 42.7 from May to June, with purchases standing at a paltry 543 units. Okay, that's enough of the numbers for now, but if you still haven't got your fix, there's a complete sales breakdown waiting for you after the jump.