How much is too much when it comes to selling the Toyota Prius? In India, the Japanese automaker expected to sell just 12 of the world's best-selling hybrids a month, but it has already received orders for 80 vehicles and has delivered 45 since March. Of course, globally, Toyota has sold almost two million Priuses in the last dozen years, so the Indian market isn't exactly important, percentage-wise. The car was just introduced in India this year and has a two-month waiting list even though it is subject to an import duty of 110 percent. The Prius is only the second hybrid available in India after the Honda Civic Hybrid, which was not a hit there. Who wants a Prius in India? The Business Standard says that, "the vehicle is being sought by doctors, industrialists and top executives aged between 35 and 50 years."
[Source: Business Standard via CleanTechnica]