85,699 hybrid cars sold in the US in 2004

Seven gas-electric vehicles accounted for 85,699 sales in 2004, up 97.3% from the 43,435 sold in 2003. The numbers were reported by automakers. Most of the growth, and most of the sales of high-mileage hybrids, came from Toyota’s Prius sedan. At 53,991 units, it accounted for 63% of the hybrid market.