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Does Toyota Prius History Foreshadow Tesla’s Future?

April 28th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

For those interested in Tesla, there are valuable lessons to be learned from Toyota's history. Whitelaw Reid (via UVA Today) turns his attention to the Toyota Prius case study. Why? The history of Toyota's Prius may uncover tell-tale clues about the electric vehicle future and, in particular, Tesla. He notes, "Two decades ago, Toyota's Prius sedan rolled out of factories and into Japanese showrooms, becoming the first mass-produced gasoline/electric hybrid in an automotive landscape dominated by internal-combustion fuel engines."



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