Toyota Prius was first hybrid to go on sale. TOKYO – Toyota Motor Corp.’s 2005 annual sales target of 300,000 hybrid vehicles is not attainable and probably will not be realized until 2007 or 2008, according to the auto maker’s leading hybrid component supplier. The prediction, made by a senior research executive at Denso Corp., echoes Toyota’s own revised forecast that was reported by Bloomberg News last October. The executive, who asked not to be named, cites battery cost as ...

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