06 Mar '12, 8pm

Toyota seems to be planning a CNG-electric hybrid, which would be a first and pretty green

Toyota seems to be planning a CNG-electric hybrid, which would be a first and pretty green

I don't know about you, but personally, if I was in charge at Toyota, I would fire whoever designed the exterior of that vehicle. It does absolutely nothing for me on the aesthetic level. I understand that concept cars often look weird and out-there and like something out of the Jetsons, but it's got to be possible to do that better than this... Anyway. What interests me most about the Toyota FT-Bh concept, which was just unveiled in Geneva, is what's under the hood. The default model is a hybrid, with a plug-in hybrid variant also available (so far, so normal). But Toyota is also working on a compressed natural gas (CNG) model that retains the hybrid half of the drivetrain, which is something new for them. © Toyota As I mentioned in my post yesterday, CNG has many benefits over gasoline (though it is far from entirely clean), and if oil prices and natural gas prices keep ...

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