Toyota?s Fork Lift subsidiary to launch first internal combustion hybrid
Irvine, CA. -- Toyota announced it will launch the world?s first internal combustion hybrid lift truck. Sales of the Toyota diesel hybrid lift trucks will begin in the Japanese market this December. Leveraging their expertise and leadership in Automobile hybrid technology, the ?GENEO-HYBRID? 8,000 lb. counterbalanced lift truck combines a 2.5-liter diesel engine, electric motor and nickel-metal hydride battery to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 50%.