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I swear I read or heard somewhere that by 2010 Toyota hopes to be running wither an entirely, or mostly hybrid fleet. Anyone able to confirm? Also, in instances with the Highlander where there's a standard and a hybrid... DOes this mean the hybrid will replace, or that Toyota means they will have hybrid OPTIONS for all/most of the fleet.
 

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Yes, or similar.

There is a speech publiched on the Toyota Japan (I think) site by the top boss where this statement is made.


I dont have the url but I guess it was in the press release or corporate info section.


EDIT: Found this link http://www.toyota-europe.com/media/euen/pdf/brochures/Enviromental Brochure 270404 FINAL.pdf which is interesting, about Toyotas Zero Emission Aim.

Edit2: Found this as well
8. Fuel consumption (and thus CO2) is 50 per cent below equivalent, conventionally powered vehicles whilst emissions are already 50 per cent below Euro four (which does not come into force until 2005). Hybrid does not require a dedicated re-fuelling infrastructure nor does it reduce power or space within the vehicle. In addition, as it is "self-charging" it eliminates the major problem associated with electric vehicles; the need to charge the batteries overnight. We are developing plans to have Hybrid available in all our mainstream models and to have ten per cent of our sales in Europe as Hybrid by 2010.
From http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200102/cmselect/cmenvaud/363/363a13.htm :lol:
 
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I have been told from 'people that know' that in the not-so distant future Mr/Mrs customer will be able to choose NA or Hybrid with any model of Toyota they decide on. How distant that is and which models will be first I'm not privy to.
But I like what I'm hearing! More Hybrids!
 
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