Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. says it will boost output of its Prius hybrid-electric passenger car 31% as a result of high demand in the U.S. The auto maker now will produce 47,000 of the vehicles annually at its Tsutsumi Plant in Toyota City, Japan. Toyota originally expected to produce 36,000 per year. With 12,000 pre-orders and 10,000 units delivered within the first six weeks the Prius went on sale in the U.S., the decision was made to boost production.

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