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2011 Lexus CT 200h prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2010 Lexus HS 250h – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2010 Lexus HS 250h – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Toyota FT-CH – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing held a line-off ceremony as production of the Auris Hybrid kicked off in the UK. Toyota plans to produce 30,000 Auris Hybrids annually, making it the first European-made, mass-produced hybrid ever. Sales of the Auris Hybrid will begin on July 1st and Toyota anticipates that the vehicle will be sold in 32 countries throughout Europe.

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2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Toyota MR2 Sports Hybrid Concept – Click above for image gallery

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Toyota MR2 Sports Hybrid Concept – Click above for image gallery

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Toyota has, once again, failed to shake the long-looming hybrid patent infringement case brought forth by Paice LLC. In this latest development, a U.S. International Trade Commission judge dismissed Toyota's bid to end the lawsuit, continuing a trend. Toyota has long argued that the suit filed by Paice is invalid and should be dismissed, but the courts have routinely ruled otherwise. An earlier court ruling forced Toyota to pay royalties for several of its vehicles which encroach upon hybrid pat

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Things aren't looking good for Toyota in a legal battle over whether or not the Japanese automaker has infringed on a Florida-based company's hybrid drivetrain patents. A U.S. International Trade Commission judge recently ruled to deny Toyota's request to end the lawsuit brought by Paice LLC. Toyota's initial argument was that the plaintiff's patent was invalid, but so far, the courts have sided with the smaller of the two companies time and time again. Earlier in the legal battle, a judge ruled

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Starting in 2013, Mazda will become the second manufacturer (after Nissan) to directly use Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive technology. Mazda has signed a licensing agreement with the hybrid behemoth that will see the smaller company get a supply of hybrid hardware – presumably including transmissions, power electronics (including software) and battery packs.

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Starting in 2013, Mazda will become the second manufacturer, after Nissan, to directly use Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive technology. Mazda has signed a licensing agreement with the hybrid behemoth that will see the smaller company get a supply of hybrid hardware – presumably including transmissions, power electronics (including software) and battery packs.

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Honda Insight – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Toyota FT-CH live unveiling – Click above for high-res image gallery

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