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https://hondanews.com/releases/trucks-drive-new-records-and-acura-turns-a-corner-as-american-honda-posts-december-sales-increase

Insight had its best month of the year in December, selling 2,235 units. In all, they sold 12,510 units over half a year (Insight debuted on June 29, 2018).

For December, Honda also again called out their "electrified vehicles", which I'll take to mean Insight, Accord Hybrid, and Clarity. Hopefully this means they're still bullish.

Electrified vehicle sales set new monthly and annual sales records with 6,899 December sales, the 6th straight month above 5,000 units.
Comparing to Prius: Toyota reported 6,351 Prius sales in December (https://corporatenews.pressroom.toyota.com/releases/december+2018+sales+chart.htm), and InsideEVs.com calculates that 2,759 of those were Prius Prime (https://insideevs.com/monthly-plug-in-sales-scorecard/). 6,351 - 2,759 = 3,521 gas-hybrid Priuses. So 2 Insights for every 3 Priuses in December, where there was 1 Insight for every 2 Priuses in November. They're closing the gap!

Also interesting: Clarity outsold Prius Prime in December by ~100 units.
 

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https://hondanews.com/releases/trucks-drive-new-records-and-acura-turns-a-corner-as-american-honda-posts-december-sales-increase

Insight had its best month of the year in December, selling 2,235 units. In all, they sold 12,510 units over half a year (Insight debuted on June 29, 2018).

For December, Honda also again called out their "electrified vehicles", which I'll take to mean Insight, Accord Hybrid, and Clarity. Hopefully this means they're still bullish.



Comparing to Prius: Toyota reported 6,351 Prius sales in December (https://corporatenews.pressroom.toyota.com/releases/december+2018+sales+chart.htm), and InsideEVs.com calculates that 2,759 of those were Prius Prime (https://insideevs.com/monthly-plug-in-sales-scorecard/). 6,351 - 2,759 = 3,521 gas-hybrid Priuses. So 2 Insights for every 3 Priuses in December, where there was 1 Insight for every 2 Priuses in November. They're closing the gap!

Also interesting: Clarity outsold Prius Prime in December by ~100 units.
I'm glad to contribute to that number. I hope the Insight does well and Honda advertise the car more. The Clarity outselling the Prius Prime explains why Toyota has been aggressive with the customer cash offer on the Prime and not the regular Prius. Here in MA, it is $4500 customer cash, $1500 MA EV rebate, the federal tax credit, and some negotiation will get you around $17000 out the door for a Prius Prime.
 

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With the price of gasoline so low -- I paid $2.18/gal yesterday -- nobody is going to sell many hybrids, plug-in hybrids, or electric vehicles. World-wide stock-market jitters and the possibility of recession will likely keep oil prices depressed for a while.
 

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Seeing $1.79/gal reg. today in Austin metro. Gas prices fluctuate, I still like electrified cars, just not sure yet, auto world changing so fast. I want a plug-in but have no garage. I think current hybrids will not be as robust or cheap to run and will depreciate faster. I think every year will bring significant improvements in hybrids. I still want one, but now?
Sedan market also is thinning. Lots of changes, my current car is 16 years old. 2-door manual shift. The future looks so diff and unknown vs. the last 30 years of the gas car market..
 

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Seeing $1.79/gal reg. today in Austin metro. Gas prices fluctuate, I still like electrified cars, just not sure yet, auto world changing so fast. I want a plug-in but have no garage. I think current hybrids will not be as robust or cheap to run and will depreciate faster. I think every year will bring significant improvements in hybrids. I still want one, but now?
Sedan market also is thinning. Lots of changes, my current car is 16 years old. 2-door manual shift. The future looks so diff and unknown vs. the last 30 years of the gas car market..
My next car will be fully electric. I just couldn't do it right now since I have no garage and most public chargers are in paid parking garage to get access.
 

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Unless you're making your own electricity, going fully electric is giving up your sovereignty to the government and company interests. I value my freedom to much and that's why I do not want a fully electric car. Just my 2 cents.

Phil
 
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