TodayApril 16, 2022

Toyota A-BAT hybrid pickup concept

Toyota A-BAT hybrid pickup concept unveiled at the 2008 Detroit auto show.

Honda Ridgeline meets Chevy Avalanche! A hybrid transformer this pickup is only 8 inches longer than a Prius but can go from a four-foot bed to a six-foot bed to an eight-foot bed.

New in this truck is the dashboard-mounted solar panels that power the accessories needed to keep this feeling like a living room on wheels. The hybrid is the same Nickel Metal hydride powered configuration as the Prius.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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