Mississippi Prius Factory to Open "When the recovery hits full stride"

Discussion in 'Prius, Hybrid, EV and Alt-Fuel News' started by Danny, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Danny

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    Looks like the Japanese newspaper Nikkei nailed it in the middle of last month when they said that Toyota's US-based Prius factory would go online in 2011. According to the Detroit Free Press, a senior Toyota executive said last night that the currently built, but idle, factory will begin producing the Prius hybrid "when the recovery hits full stride". If things go well, maybe the first new addition to the Prius family will be produced right here in the good 'ole USofA. Who wants that new car smell replaced with the inviting smell of fresh apple pie? Source: freep.com
     
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    Ok,

    So when I take my wife to Nashville next week, we'll stay over in a Howard Johnson's (for our non-USA friends, there are a series of commercials about people sleeping at this hotel chain and waking up fresh enough to perform major surgury ... At the risk of turning this into a political instead of a joke comment, any questions about USA healthcare attitudes?)

    Bob Wilson
     
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    I hope they build some PHEV versions there.
     
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    Hope things work out and the plan can go into operational status soon. Would be nice to buy a US built Prius!
     
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    "When the recovery hits full stride" is a pretty non-commital, vague term. If we are talking Prius sales, the "recovery" is already in full stride, they have a back log of orders in Japan, and NOT having to export as many to the US would help meet that demand.

    If we are talking "full stride" recovery of the automotive industry? That might be a much longer wait. US or Global full stride recovery could be years away.

    What's troubling to me is that it's a bit of a catch-22, unless companies start expanding, opening up plants and hiring, we will never get to that full stride recovery.
     
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