November 02, 2007

Toyota has a new hybrid

And Toyota continues to lead the way on electric/hybrid vehicles, this time with a plug-in hybrid.

According to Jalopnik, 'Toyota will officially be asking for permission from Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport "for the testing of a prototype plug-in Prius on public roads."' Pricing and availability have not yet been announced.

"After completing the road tests, Toyota will then be able to begin the process of bringing them to market by leasing them to public municipalities and governmental offices. Asahi is also saying Toyota is testing a lithium-ion battery pack in the plug-in."

Wouldn't it be cool if GM, Ford or Chrysler could get off dead center and do something in this direction?

Posted by mcblogger at November 2, 2007 02:18 PM

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