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Full electric future still far off, says Toyota chair

Business / Corporate Oct 1, 2013

Full electric future still far off, says Toyota chair

Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada rode his pioneering work on the Prius hybrid to the top of the world's biggest car company. But that doesn't mean he is a zealot when it comes to the growing expectations for electric vehicle technology. The technical barriers to better ...

Prius to get boost from new battery upgrades

Business Aug 29, 2013

Prius to get boost from new battery upgrades

by Craig Trudell and Alan Ohnsman

Toyota Motor Corp., whose Prius dominates the market for hybrid vehicles, said its next generation of batteries will be more efficient and improve mileage. Toyota's future hybrids will have batteries with higher energy density and power, Satoshi Ogiso, chief engineer for the Prius line, hybrid ...