Toyota Prius Global Cumulative Sales Pass One Million... Is That A Native American Crying?S

There's no doubt the Toyota Prius is a global phenom, blazing the way for eco-conscious consumers to show the world that they really, really, really do care about the environment. And now the little-hybrid-that-could is finally passing the one million global cumulative sales mark. That means that since the Prius went on sale in 1997, the super number one best awesome automaker from the land of the rising sun's sold as many Prii as they sold heavy duty commercial vehicles in just the 2007 sales year. If that's not an environmental impact, we don't know what is. We salute you...

...Toyota — thank you for helping to make it easier for people across the world to sleep at night, comforted by the soporific effect of believing they're actually doing something, anything for the environment — and continuing the commoditization of the driving experience at the same time. Luckily, Toyota's hoping to make it to two million Prii sold in significantly less time than it took them to sell the first million. They're even hoping to reach a million hybrids a year by sometime in the 2010's. Incidentally, this past year, Toyota sold more Tundra pickups in the U.S. than Prii — to the tune of just under 200,000 of the pick-me-ups versus 181,221 of the happy hybrids. Go green! [Green Car Congress]