Prius: 1M and Counting

Toyota hybrid's sales into seven digits, and company sees no slowdown
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2008 3:51 PM CDT
Toyota Motor Chairman Fujio Cho.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The Toyota Prius is a now 1 million units strong, and the landmark gas-electric hybrid, introduced in 1997, is poised to keep growing, the AP reports. Toyota said today it expects to be selling a million a year by sometime after 2010; what’s more, the company claims 4.5 million tons of harmful gases have been taken out of the air since its debut.