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Toyota Electric Concept Car to be Smaller Than Prius

Concept intended to confirm Toyotas continuing interest in electric vehicles.

Published: 24-Dec-2008

Toyota said today that a battery electric car concept that will debut at the 2009 North American International Auto show will be smaller than its Toyota Prius hybrid vehicle.

This is a pure electric vehicle,” said Toyota spokeswoman Jana Hartline. β€œIt’s a concept we are bringing to the show basically to confirm our interest in electric vehicles.”

But while Toyota is planning two press conferences at the auto show, Hartline said it does not plan on holding a press conference to discuss the battery electric vehicle. Instead, it will simply be on display on the show floor.

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