Motor Corp. reportedly is considering supplying gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles to other auto makers.
The move would help Japan’s No.1 car manufacturer reach its goal of building 300,000 hybrids by 2005, which would mark a tenfold jump in production.
would not say whether any auto makers had expressed interest in such a deal.
Toyota builds the hybrid-powered Prius sedan, which bowed in Japan in December 1997 and in the U.S. soon after. It also makes other hybrids for its domestic market.