Toyota debuted a next-gen fuel-flexible model in Brazil recently. The model is at its core a Prius, but with a new powertrain system that is capable of handling both gasoline and alternative fuels like ethanol, a product mass-produced in Brazil. Toyota developed the model as a new option for the rapidly green-ing country.
The hybrid flexible-fuel vehicle (Hybrid FFV) is very much a development-stage car. According to Green Car Congress, Toyota “wil collected various data through real-world road testing in Brazil… and [will] evaluate the Hybrid FFV system’s reliability, durability, and powertrain” before commercialization. Read more.