Newly assembled Toyota Prius hybrid vehi

Newly assembled Toyota Prius hybrid vehicles are parked at the company’s plant in the city of Toyota, Aichi Prefecture on March 3, 2010. US lawmakers ended a third marathon hearing into Toyota’s woes still angry at the Japanese auto giant’s handling of defects blamed for 52 US deaths and pushing tough new safety rules. AFP PHOTO/Kazuhiro NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)