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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Next Toyota Prius to Be More Efficient

The Daily Auto Insider
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
May 2006

Toyota is determined to significantly improve the efficiency of its Prius gasoline-electric hybrid car and produce it in the U.S., The Wall Street Journal reported, citing Toyota Vice Chairman Fujio Cho.

"[Given] the way American consumers have snapped up the car, I have been urging the company, almost as a matter of strategy, to produce the Prius in the U.S.," Cho told the WSJ.

Among the techniques Toyota is exploring to upgrade the Prius is shrinking major hybrid parts such as batteries, inverters and electric motors to make them as small as one-quarter their current size. This would reduce weight but would also mean the redesigned Prius, expected to hit the market within the next few years, would be more affordable and have better fuel economy, the story said.



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