North Carolina Spawns Toyota Prius Hybrid Pickup

A sharp-eyed World Car Fans reader caught this home-built hybrid pickup in a North Carolina Ingles market parking lot.  Details are scarce, but I think it’s safe to assume that this is not Toyota’s official response to Ford’s upcoming hybrid F-350 chassis cab trucks or Chrysler’s now-defunct Dodge Ram plug-in.

What say you, readers?  Is this hybrid trucklet a poster child for the next “Say no to drugs.” campaign, is it the template for a modern-day El Camino Chevrolet must build, or is this 2nd-gen Prius just one DMV inspection away from the impound lot?  Let us know what you think in the comments, below.

Source | Photos:  World Car Fans.

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.