Toyota to introduce six new hybrid vehicles by the end of 2012, report says

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 14, 2010

It appears that Toyota has very big plans with its hybrid range, as the Japanese manufacturer aims to introduce six new hybrid vehicles by the end of 2012. Furthermore, Toyota wants also to introduce an electric vehicle to the to the United States by 2012, according to a top research and development executive.

According to Executive Vice President Takeshi Uchiyamada, Toyota will show the electric vehicle its bringing to the U.S. (developed with Tesla Motors) at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show.

Although Mr. Uchiyamada didn’t say, yesterday, on Toyota’s twitter account confirmed the fact that the RAV4-EV (electric vehicle) will make its debut in November at the 2010 LA Auto Show.

Also, the Toyota Prius PHV (plug-in hybrid) will make its US debut in 2012 (May/June) and will have a target sales of 20,000 units.

It appears that Toyota will be helped by Tesla in developing these vehicles, as the manufacturers announced a partnership in May to develop electric vehicles under the strategy of the U.S. startup company.

Tesla is known for its $109,000 Roadster, powered by more than 6,800 laptop batteries. [via autonews - sub. required]

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