Toyota’s Prius Chief Engineer Signals Shift Towards Battery Electric Vehicles

PHV_Toshima+600-Picture by Bertel Schmitt

World’s largest carmaker Toyota might change its battery-skeptic position in the near future, a leading engineer of the company said today in Tokyo. “Currently, a lot of electricity is still generated from fossil fuels. But this is shifting, and more and more carbon neutral electricity will be generated,” told me Kouji Toyoshima, Chief Engineer for Toyota’s hybrid Prius range, in an exclusive interview today. “That’s why we would like to use more electricity to power our cars.”

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