Bil Browning

Good news from Toyota

Filed By Bil Browning | August 04, 2005 5:19 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment

The selection of hybrid cars will be expanding soon. Toyota announced today that it plans to add 10 new hybrid cars to its lineup. They expect that 25% of their sales in the next decade will be hybrids. Toyota is trying to be the environmentally friendly car-maker just like BP (Remember when it was British Petroleum instead of Beyond Petroleum?) is trying to be our oh-so-friendly "energy provider."
Hybrids are a key part of Toyota's effort to reduce the automotive industry's dependence on foreign oil, said Jim Press, the company's North American president and COO.

The company is also developing vehicles that use clean diesel, natural gas and hydrogen power.

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AUTHOR: Ellen Andersen

DATE: 8/04/2005 09:38:43 PM

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AUTHOR: Ellen Andersen

DATE: 8/04/2005 09:42:53 PM

That's fantastic news for those of us searching for greener pastures, um, cars. My only concern is that I hope Toyota is planning to release cars that actually increase fuel efficiency rather than provide more power for the same amount for fuel. Did you know that the new hybrid Accord gets nearly the same mileage as the standard variety?

Betsy Markum | April 8, 2006 8:34 PM

I can't believe it, my co-worker just bought a car for $10851. Isn't that crazy!