Toyota freezes hybrid plant work

It turns out that hybrids are not recession-proof after all. Prius manufacturer Toyota said that they are suspending the construction of their new plant in Mississippi because of the downfall in US auto demand.

The plant was expected to produce Prius hybrids beginning in mid-2010. Toyota said they have no timetable in resuming the project.

According to Associated Press, the facility is 90% completed but equipments have not been ordered yet. Total US Toyota sales is said to have fallen by 34% in November.
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