Toyota Prius V 2012 K
Since 1997 + 2.000.000 Toyota Prius hybrids have been sold in 70 countries in the world. Generally translated from the Latin word prius means is ahead of the curve not creep along in the passing lane as some owners seem to believe. The US is the single largest Prius market with more than a million purchased here since 2000. The Prius currently outsells 30 other U.S. market hybrids combined.
The Prius first went on sale in Japan in 1997, making it the first mass produced hybrid vehicle. It was subsequently introduced worldwide in 2000. The Prius is sold in more than 70 countries and regions, with its largest markets being those of Japan and the United States. In May 2008, global cumulative Prius sales reached the milestone 1 million vehicle mark, the 2 million milestone was reached in September 2010, and a total of 2.5 million Prii have been sold worldwide as of February 2012. Cumulative sales of 1 million Prii were achieved in the U.S. by early April 2011, and Japan reached the 1 million mark in August 2011. Since its launch in 2009, the third generation Prius sold more than 1 million units worldwide by September 2011.
In 2011, Toyota expanded the Prius family to include the Prius v, an extended hatchback wagon, and the Prius c, a subcompact hatchback. The production version of the Prius plug in hybrid was released in 2012. The Prius family reached global cumulative sales of 2.87 million units through April 2012, representing 71.8% of Toyota Motor Company hybrid sales of 4 million Lexus and Toyota units sold worldwide since 1997.
Running on Silent: Hybrid Vehicle Safety Concerns
Here is an excerpt from a new blog post at GreggMarcus.com:
You’ve been in a bad car accident. Your car is a mangled mess. Now what? A car is considered totaled when the cost of repairing it exceeds the cost of replacing the vehicle. Understanding what you will get from totaled car insurance is essential to know what will happen in the event that an accident writes off your vehicle. In this post, Long Island Insurance Executive, Gregg S. Marcus, explains how your insurance company calculates the value of a totaled car.
When your car is totaled, your insurance company will give you what’s called “fair market value” for your car. The auto insurance company takes the following four factors into consideration when determining the fair market value:Vehicle Type The type of vehicle that has been totaled and will be covered by the insurance plays a large part in the determination of value. Classic and luxury cars will be treated in a different way than an average car as they depreciate in value differently.
To read this post in it’s entirety, click here to visit the Gregg Marcus official website.
On competitive barrier
For example, for the lithium mining industry, I have to check if this industry has a competitive barrier, which is key to deciding whether the industry is worth investing. From the pespective of SQM, the largest supplier of lithium carbonate with a market share of over 30%, capacity expansion is no good to protect its product margin. We need to consider if it is possible for suppliers from China, Russia, etc to quickly launch their production capacities.