Posted by: ahypio | August 15, 2008

Toyota A-BAT concept truck

I would buy one of these in a second (even if the production model was as ugly as the concept). Ever since the Prius came out I have been lusting after a hybrid pickup to replace our gas guzzling Tacoma. I would love replace the Tacoma with a more economical small SUV such as an Element or a Rav4 but the problem is that I’m a do-it-yourselfer and I’m always in need of a pickup to haul building materials or landscaping supplies. The A-BAT, with a 4 cyl gas/electric hybrid powertrain would probably get an acceptable 30-35 MPG, could haul anything I would need it to, wouldn’t kill us on gas as a daily driver and with the 4wd would also be the ultimate car camping MTB/ski trip vehicle. Man I hope this goes into production.

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