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Toyota to add electric, plug-in hybrid vehicles next year

Toyota-Electric Vehicles
Posted at 7:09 AM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 07:09:13-05

DETROIT — Toyota says it will roll out two new battery-electric vehicles and one plug-in gas-electric hybrid in the U.S. next year as the parade of new EVs continues.

The company gave few specifics on the vehicles during a presentation Wednesday, but said one electric vehicle would be an SUV. Toyota said it has a goal of having a 40% of its new vehicle sales be electrified by 2025 and nearly 70% by 2035.

Toyota broke from other automakers — and possibly the administration of President Joe Biden — in calling for a diversity of electrified vehicles to reduce carbon emissions, rather than putting policies in place that require those powered solely by batteries.