DETROIT Jan 12 Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) is
planning to roll out its pure electric car based on the FT-EV
concept unveiled this week in Japan, Europe and the United
States by 2012, a top executive said on Monday.
Toyota, the world's biggest automaker, had announced ahead
of the Detroit auto show that it would launch an all-electric
car for city commuting in the United States but had not
mentioned the other regions.
"We think it would be appropriate for congested,
short-distance driving in urban areas," Masatami Takimoto,
executive vice president of research and development, told a
small group of reporters on the sidelines of the auto show.
(Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim, editing by Peter Bohan)