Toyota's hybrid vehicle sales pass 5 million - Article Photos 1/3

Takeshi Uchiyamada, vice chairman of Toyota Motor Corp., poses for a photo with first, seen at right, and second model of Prius at its headquarters in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Toyota's global sales of gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles have surpassed 5 million in a milestone for a technology that was initially greeted with skepticism. The Japanese automaker, which said Wednesday it had sold 5.125 million hybrid vehicles as of the end of March, started selling the Prius, the world's first mass produced hybrid passenger car, in 1997. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)