Norway tells Toyota to stop calling hybrid cars “self-charging”

Michael J. Coren
Norway tells Toyota to stop calling hybrid cars “self-charging”

Toyota pioneered the hybrid-electric Prius in 1997, but it has steered clear of developing all-electric cars. Executive vice-president Shigeki Terashi said last June that the company’s policy toward battery-electric vehicles hasn’t changed, citing a limited supply of batteries. “We are not shifting our focus to prioritize battery EVs, nor are we abandoning our [hydrogen fuel cell] strategy,” he said.