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From Renault's new Alaskan bakkie to the latest models at the Frankfurt motor show bound for SA.

Electric cars in SA

The debate on whether or not Electric Vehicles (EV) are viable in South Africa rages on.

Toyota to show hybrid Auris

2009-09-04 07:25
Toyota's going green. The Japanese manufacturer will showcase a full hybrid version of its Auris hatchback alongside a plug-in hybrid Prius at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show.

That's right; Toyota's King of Green, the Prius, will be shown as a plug-in hybrid concept. Expanding on the Prius' hybrid capabilities, the concept presents the possibility of pure electric operation of short-range day-to-day driving.

150 units will be leased to selected fleet customers in a European field trial from early 2010, the manufacturer said.

The introduction of hybrid technology into the mainstream Auris model is, according to Toyota, the first step in the roll-out of Hybrid Synergy Drive across the Toyota model range.

Other big news is that the all-new Land Cruiser, which is less green but no less anticipated, will also be introduced at Frankfurt.


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