Toyota Chief Engineer Hints of Shift Toward More Battery Electrification

By Jeff Cobb Facing mandates to reduce carbon emissions, Toyota’s chief engineer for the Prius line said this week that more battery power will be required.
The hint therefore is at least more plug-in hybrids, and potentially battery electric vehicles are in the offing. No timeline was set, but to those who have seen Toyota as anti-EV, it is now indicating it will be following Honda toward softening that stance.
Like Toyota, Honda has emphasized hydrogen fuel cells, de-emphasized battery electric and plug-in hybrid cars to date, but Honda now has in the works pure battery electric and a 40-mile range PHEV with more

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