YORK TWP., MI – The concept A-BAT hybrid-electric pickup truck that Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. unveiled at the 2008 North American Auto Show in Detroit last January was to be smaller than the existing Tacoma compact pickup truck and geared for a different buyer. But extreme changes in the market this year, including historic declines in pickup sales as fuel prices spiked and a looming 35-mpg (6.7 L/100 km) corporate average fuel economy standard in 2020, now means the A-BAT “could be ...

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