Toyota wants a hybrid sports car, once lithium batteries are ready
As luck would have it, the Toyota FT-HS did have a hybrid drive-train and it seems a certainty that any production example will have a similar propulsion system. To get the most out of a hybrid sports car, Toyota wants to minimize weight and that means using a lithium ion battery pack. Unfortunately for Toyota, the company seems to be running behind in that area so a new sports car from Toyota is probably at least a few years away. Also unfortunately for Toyota, they may be beaten to market by the new Honda CR-Z that debuted at last month's Tokyo Motor Show and may arrive in showrooms by 2009.
[Source: Automotive News - Sub. req'd]
- Most and least efficient car companies
- Fastest-depreciating cars in the United States
- Find and compare 2017 Models