08 Aug '18, 6pm

The Story Behind the Birth of the Prius

Well - not to come across too contradictory, but you know what they say, history is always recounted by the winner, whether it be Custer's Last Stand, World War II, or who came up with a great idea. Some would say the Prius came about because of the earlier GM concept car - 1st revealed in 1990 at one of the big Auto shows. That it scared Toyota $h1tless. They displayed a hybrid version as well as all electric - calling it, the Impact. So troubled by what Toyota oberved as falling behind - allegedly Toyota 'borrowed' some AdvancedTech from a certain Russian hybrid technology inventor, who later - successfully sued Toyota over his ideas. The Decision: Paice announced on July 15 that it had reached an agreement with Ford – which licenses Toyota's hybrid technology – to license Severinsky's patent 5,343,970. The deal came four days before the trade commission was to investiga...

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