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Toyota pushes hybrid

Toyota vice-chairman Takeshi on Monday with the company’s electric vehicle, the subcompact eQ.

is banking on a hybrid future for success.

Toyota has put its weight hybrids, disclosing plans to out 21 new or redesigned petrol-electric powered by the end of 2015 and playing down the outlook for other alternative-fuel such as all-electric cars.

The carmaker predicted its sales of models worldwide will top 1 million this year and to While the rollout and forecast Toyota’s confidence in its hybrid the company acknowledges costs still be cut further to increase and spur sales. Profits conventional (petrol) powered are still higher, so we need to hybrid costs more in to promote their diffusion,» Toyota’s vice-chairman and RD head, Uchiyamada.

Hybrids are becoming more in Japan. Toyota’s sales of the vehicles last year 310,000, or 26 per cent of sales. But remain a niche in other key such as the US. Last year, sold 178,587 hybrid in the US, just a fraction of the 1.64 vehicles it sold there in 2011.

The Japanese carmaker has high for its plug-in» hybrid, which can be at a petrol station or by plugging in to a electrical outlet. Cumulative of its Prius PHV, which its debut this year, 15,600 last month, 8400 in Japan, 6100 in the US and in Europe. At the same, time plans to sell just 100 of its newest electric vehicle, a EV called eQ.

That contrasts rival Nissan. which has bet big on EVs its Leaf compact. Mr Uchiyamada Toyota was moving ahead plans to localise production in of hybrid engines by 2015 and to follow suit in the US, but said the had made no decision yet. We are into it, but we haven’t reached a decision or made any specific Mr Uchiyamada said.

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This year, the company plans to shift production of its SUV hybrid to a plant in Indiana, in the US, but the engine components — as motors, batteries and converters will continue to be exported Japan. Beyond the main into hybrids, Japan’s No 1 also laid out its strategy in fields of environmental technology, as all-electric and fuel cell-powered

Toyota is tiptoeing into EVs its first sales this and it won’t begin commercial of a fuel-cell vehicle for at least years. Mr Uchiyamada indicated proprietary technology made hold more promise EVs. Anybody can make EVs but is not the case for FCVs,» he said. we see a lot more potential in FCVs.»

will begin sales of a SUV with an electric engine by Tesla. The company also introduce its eQ to clients such as governments in the US and Japan in December and some time next but sales of the $US46,146 ($44,260) will be limited to 100 units.


The carmaker said it would a fuel cell-powered sedan 2015» in Japan, North and Europe, and collaborate with Hino to debut a fuel-cell bus in It projected sales of FCVs in the of thousands» by the 2020s.

Separately, said it would provide with lithium-ion batteries for the eQ. has a track record with used in eco-friendly vehicles, for which is growing amid concerns and higher oil prices. has supplied lithium-ion batteries for Prius Plug-in and Prius hybrids.

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