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In 2001 there were only 2 hybrid models for consumers to choose from. Ten years later, the number of hybrid models available to consumers has increased to 29 models. Between the 2010 and 2011 model year, the number of hybrids increased by 9 models, the greatest increase yet.

Number of Hybrid Models, 2001-2011
Graph showing the number of hybrid models available to the consumer for the years 2001 through 2011. The greatest increase was from 2010 to 2011 when 9 new models were introduced. For more detailed information, see supporting information below.

Supporting Information

Number of Hybrid Models Available, 2001-2011
Year Models
2001 2
2002 3
2003 3
2004 3
2005 8
2006 8
2007 11
2008 16
2009 19
2010 20
2011 29

Source: U.S. Department of Energy, Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center, OEM AFV/HEV/Diesel Light Duty Model Offerings by Fuel Type 1991-2011.

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