Toyota plans a plug-in hybrid: New Prius expected to be on sale by 2011 

From the Washington Post: Toyota, the world’s biggest seller of gasoline-electric hybrid cars, intends to begin retail sales of a plug-in version of its Prius hybrid by 2011 as environmental concerns increase demand for fuel-efficient vehicles. The company aims to sell “several tens of thousands” of plug-ins a year globally, Executive Vice President Takeshi Uchiyamada told reporters in Tokyo. Toyota will begin leasing the cars to governments and businesses, and aims to sign agreements covering 600 through the first half of 2010. Read more

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