Toyota has sold more than 6 million hybrid vehicles since it launched for the first time in 1997. Cumulative global sales as of December 31, 2013 reached 6.072 million units.

In August 1997 in Japan, Toyota launched the Coaster Hybrid EV, with the world’s first mass-produced hybrid passenger vehicle, the Prius, arriving in December that year.

According to Toyota, the 6 million hybrid vehicles sold since 1997 have helped reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 41 million tons and they estimate that they saved approximately 15 million kiloliters (3.96 billion gallons) of gasoline compared to the amount used by gasoline-powered vehicles of similar size.