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Some people say hybrid vehicles such as the Prius are only a bridge to the future ... but we think it could be a long bridge and a very sturdy one. There are many more gains we can achieve with hybrids. ---->>>

Because of its shortcomings - driving range, cost, and recharging time - the electric vehicle is not a viable replacement for most conventional cars. ---->>>

The reason that the company decided to invest in Tesla was not to target a profit gain. We did it as a means to further a partnership between the companies. ---->>>


Nationality: Japanese
Born: 08-17, 1946
Birthplace: Nagoya, Japan
Occupation: Businessman

Takeshi Uchiyamada (内山田 竹志, Uchiyamada Takeshi, born August 17, 1946) is a Japanese businessman, who has been Chairman of Toyota since 2013. He is known as the "father of the Prius" for his role in leading the development of the Toyota Prius, the world's best-selling hybrid electric vehicle in history (wikipedia)