Toyota Motor affiliate Aisin AW officially announced Wednesday that it will
begin to supply its petrol-electric hybrid system for Ford’s sports and multi-purpose
vehicles in 2003, with an annual supply target of about 20,000 units, Kyodo
News reported.

Aisin AW, a subsidiary of Aisin Seiki Co. and also partly owned by Toyota, said
the systems will be installed in the Escape Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) which
Ford plans to sell from 2003 as its first hybrid vehicle.