Hybrid electric vehicle
Chinese carmaker Geely has announced that it has reached 80% of its target annual sales. For the first ten months of this year, the company was able to sell a total of 1,088,290 vehicles.
For the third year in a row, Geely's annual sales exceed 1 million units. In October alone, 130,180 vehicles were sold, 14% up from the previous year.
Japanese car giant Toyota said on Oct. 5 it is recalling more than 2.4 million hybrid cars over a fault that could cause crashes, just a month after another recall affecting hybrids.
Japanese car giant Toyota announced on March 5 that it will stop selling diesel cars in Europe, beginning the phase-out this year.
A total of 1,300 vehicles powered by an alternative fuel (electric vehicles plus hybrid electric cars) were purchased in Bulgaria in 2017, according to current data from the Association of European Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). Of these, cars powered by electricity are 105 new cars, and the remaining 1195 are hybrid machines combined with an electric drive.
Toyota remained the top automaker in global vehicle sales after the first nine months of this year, selling nearly 7.5 million vehicles, outpacing rivals General Motors and Volkswagen.
Toyota Motor Corp.'s global sales for the first three quarters totaled 7.498 million vehicles, down 1.5 percent from the same period the previous year, according to numbers released on Oct. 26.