Toyota Motor North America (brands Toyota and Lexus) reported sales of 514,592 cars in the US in the first quarter of 2022, which is 14.7% less than a year ago.
The figures, which are lower than in 2021, suggest that the Japanese manufacturer is also affected by the industry-wide supply challenges.
- Toyota: 450,227 (below 14.9%)
- Lexus: 64,365 (under 13.3%)
- Total: 514,592 (below 14.7%)
Of these, electrified cars (HEV, PHEV, BEV, FCEV) account for 132,938 or almost 25.8% of the total volume:
- Toyota xEV: 119,938 (down 4.4%)
- Lexus xEV: 13,116 (up to 0.8%)
- Total xEV: 132,938 (down 3.9%) and 25.8% of the total volume
Unfortunately, sales of plug-in electric cars have also declined compared to the previous year, despite Lexus launching its first PHEV. The share of plug-ins remains relatively low out of the total volume (1.6%), but on the plus side – the only way forward is upwards.
- Toyota plug-ins: 7,819 (share 20%)
- Lexus plug-ins: 605 (new)
- Total plug-ins: 8,424 (down 14%) and 1.6% of the total volume
* FCEVs: 715 (below 17.7%)
Cumulatively, Toyota has supplied more than 198,000 plug-in electric cars, which means we should soon hear official information about reaching the 200,000 limit for federal tax credits (which triggers the beginning of the stimulus phase-out).
Toyota Prius Prime
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
When it comes to certain models, there are three plug-in hybrids: two Toyota and one Lexus, and also one hydrogen fuel cell model (Toyota Mirai). Later this year, the line-up will be connected to the all-electric Toyota bZ4X.
Currently, the Toyota RAV4 Prime is the plug-in model with the highest volume in Toyota’s offering, as the volume has almost doubled year-on-year:
The hydrogen Toyota Mirai listed 715 units (down 18%) and is now very close to 10,000 units cumulative over several years of limited availability.
Toyota electrified car sales in the US in Q1 2022