Honda announced that as of April it has sold 100,000 hybrids electric vehicles worldwide. Though the positive impact of these vehicles on the environment is debatable, their ability to instill instant righteousness in the minds of their owners is unquestioned. And as the Hollywood crowd knows, they go with everything. Honda is the only manufacturer to offer three hybrids for sale in the U.S., having begun selling the little Insight in 1999, then the more covert Honda Civic Hybrid shortly thereafter, and recently adding the Accord Hybrid. How do the sales break down by country? The U.S. accounts for 89,000 of the 100,000 units sold, with Japan, Canada and Europe combining for the other 11K. Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates probably sees this trend as a very bad sign.


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