Toyota ethanol hybrid vehicle in development

Toyota has announced it will introduce for sale an ethanol hybrid in Brazil within three years. The vehicle will utilize Brazil’s high blend ethanol, and will employ a modified system to use that fuel. Though Toyota has not announced the model type for the flex fuel vehicle, the automaker will likely put the engine/electric motor system into a current model. According to Hybrid Cars, “the system significantly lowers CO2 emissions… [and] the sugarcane-based ethanol made in Brazil helps further improve the emissions reduction.” Read more.

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