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Toyota Motor Corp. introduced August 22 the nation’s first microbus to simultaneously use a gasoline engine and an electric motor, the automaker said.

The Coaster Hybrid EV runs on a “series hybrid” system, which uses a 1.5-liter engine to constantly generate electricity for the electric motor that provides the vehicle’s power. It is the first of its type to be marketed in Japan.

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