According to Japan’s Nikkan Kogyo newspaper, Toyota plans to increase the global output of hybrid vehicles by 7 percent in 2011 to 740,000 units. That is less than the earlier target of 1 million previously set by the world’s largest automaker.
The Japanese newspaper is basing its report on production plans that Toyota recently submitted to its parts supplier.
A Toyota spokesman said that the company doesn’t disclose information about future production plans. It’s not like there aren’t enough Toyota Priuses out on the road – we think we can do with a couple hundred thousand next year. However, the United States, which is putting in tougher fuel-economy and emissions regulations, might think otherwise.
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