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Lead Story: Issue 606 28 Sep 2012

Car manufacturer puts dent in ministers’ electric car ambitions

ELECTRIC VEHICLES

The Government’s hopes of an electric car revolution were dealt a blow this week as Toyota announced it was scrapping plans for a mass market all-electric minicar, saying it had “misread the market”.

Toyota’s decision to drop plans for the widespread sale of its eQ city car came just days after the House of Commons transport committee expressed doubts about the Government’s electric car strategy, questioning its value for money.

Toyota vice chairman Takeshi...

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