According to a report from Nikkei in Japan, Toyota is currently hard at work developing a Prius hybrid minivan that could debut in early 2011.
The report suggests that Toyota is looking to create a new model of the popular Prius gas-electric hybrid that is intended to not only be fuel-efficient, but price competitive as well. This model would offer a more spacious interior than the current compact Prius, featuring three rows of seating and seatbelts for 5-7 people.
If produced, the lithium-ion batteries would be sourced from the Teiho factory in Aichi Prefecture for launch, and eventually, would be sourced to Panasonic EV Energy Co. as part of their joint venture efforts.
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