Plug-in hybrid Prius
In announcing the partnership between Tesla and Toyota, Toyota indicated that it wanted to move faster on electric vehicles. Until now, it has been relatively conservative on expectations regarding consumer interest, saying that plug-in hybrids are more affordable. Before announcing the return of the electric RAV4 with Tesla, Toyota already had plans to introduce a plug-in version of the Prius, due this year for fleet owners. It also has an electric mini car under development.
July 16, 2010 12:26 PM PDT
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