The "Prius a," or "Prius alpha," is a revamp of Toyota's popular gas-electric hybrid. The launch of the new model, which looks like a station wagon or tiny minivan, was initially set for late April but was delayed by the March 11 earthquake, which destroyed key auto parts suppliers. Battery shortages were an issue even before the earthquake, and some buyers will be waiting until next April to see the latest Prius delivered.
The "Prius a," or "Prius alpha," is a revamp of Toyota's popular gas-electric hybrid. The launch of the new model, which looks like a station wagon or tiny minivan, was initially set for late April but was delayed by the March 11 earthquake, which destroyed key auto parts suppliers. Battery shortages were an issue even before the earthquake, and some buyers will be waiting until next April to see the latest Prius delivered. AP
The "Prius a," or "Prius alpha," is a revamp of Toyota's popular gas-electric hybrid. The launch of the new model, which looks like a station wagon or tiny minivan, was initially set for late April but was delayed by the March 11 earthquake, which destroyed key auto parts suppliers. Battery shortages were an issue even before the earthquake, and some buyers will be waiting until next April to see the latest Prius delivered. AP

Battery shortages may delay delivery of new Prius until next year

May 14, 2011 12:00 AM