Toyota to Field Hybrid at Le Mans in 2010

Dozens of Toyota employees from its motor sports and hybrid vehicle development divisions have formed a team to develop racing cars for Le Mans.

Published: 21-Jan-2008

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to compete again in the Le Mans 24-hour race in 2010, this time using hybrid cars, according to sources in the automaker.

Toyota has never won the French race, which it last contested in 1999.

Toyota, the world's leading seller of hybrid cars, such as the Prius, started building prototype racing cars with hybrid engines in 2006.


The Edge crossover concept vehicle could go the first 25 or 30 miles each day on energy from the power grid.

Priced at $24,400 MSPR, the Altima Hybrid has been certified by the Internal Revenue Service as meeting the requirements for the Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit, thereby qualifying for a tax credit of $2,350.

The Small Hybrid Sports Concept is a sports car that features advanced hybrid technology - proving stylish design and driving enjoyment can be combined with low environmental impact. It was designed by Honda R and D Europe, based in Offenbach, Germany.


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