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TMC Outlines Eco-car Plans, Battery Research Progress

Press Release

Tokyo, Japan, November 18, 2010 - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces details of its plans for "eco-car" development and launches and of progress in next-generation secondary-battery research - both part of environmental technology efforts aimed at limiting oil consumption and reducing carbon dioxide emissions through the use of electricity and other alternative energies.
1. Hybrid Vehicles
TMC plans to introduce 11 models by the end of 2012, consisting of all-new models and redesigned models.  Of the planned new models, one is a compact with fuel efficiency in excess of 40 km/L under the 10-15 Japanese test cycle.
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