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[10 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

TOYOTA says it has sold one million Prius hybrids in the United States.
The automaker said on Wednesday that the Prius has been the top-selling hybrid in the US since it went on sale 11 years ago.
The Prius is powered by both a gasoline engine and an electric motor. It can get up to 22kml in the city and 20kml on the highway.
It has become increasingly popular this year as gas prices have risen.
Toyota Motor Corp says it has sold more than 2 million Priuses worldwide.
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[21 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

TOYOTA Motor Corp will launch home battery chargers for electric and plug-in hybrid cars next year as it starts selling new models of environmentally friendly cars, the Nikkei business daily reported on Sunday.
The chargers, which will be compatible with non-Toyota cars, will come in two types, the Nikkei reported, citing company sources. One would extend from the exterior wall of a home and the other would be for setting up in a garage.
The company expects to sell 20,000 to 30,000 units in the first year, with each costing about several …

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[26 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

TOYOTA Motor is to recall 1.2 million vehicles in Japan over a fuel pipe leakage risk, the Transport Ministry said on Wednesday.
A total of 16 models produced between October 2000 and October 2008 will be affected by the recall, the ministry said.
‘Slight cracks may appear on the engine fuel pipes. If it continues to be used, the crack may be widened and there may be risks of fuel leakage,’ the ministry said in a statement.
There have been 119 cases reported without any accident, it said.
In 2008 Toyota ended General Motors’ …