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2Report: Toyota to produce plug-in hybrids in China by 2012

2010 Plug-in Prius Prototypes – Click above for high-res image gallery

7Toyota kicks off uber-expensive plug-in Prius rental program in Japan

2010 Plug-in Prius Prototypes – Click above for high-res image gallery

13Toyota to add 20 2010 plug-in Priuses to UK test fleet

2010 Plug-in Prius Prototypes – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddToyota's Koei Saga: "I think we will never abandon the internal-combustion engine"

Koei Saga, the managing officer of the Toyota Motor Corporation, might say that his company is "very excited" to expand plug-in hybrid (PHEV) testing when that's the announcement of the day, but he's also quite willing to give plug-in vehicles a verbal smackdown at other times.

AddEDTA president says plug-in bill failure had nothing to do with PHEV technology

As I mentioned earlier today, the FREEDOM Act language regarding tax incentives for Americans looking to convert their hybrids to plug-in versions was stripped out of the energy bill that ended up passing in the U.S. Senate. Toyota made their claim for why PHEVs are a bad idea, and in my inbox today was the newsletter from the EDTA, and it included this bit from EDTA President Brian Wynne regarding the reason that part of the bill was removed:

AddCalCars: Toyota does not approve of plugging in your Prius

Pushed by talk in Congress about possibly giving incentives to taxpayers for converting standard hybrids to plug-in hybrids, Toyota today announced their reasons for not supporting PHEVs. In a memo written by Charles E. Ing, Director, Government Affairs Toyota Motor North America, and posted over at pro-PHEV advocates CalCars, Toyota says that, "PHEV converters should comply with existing standards governing second stage manufacturers, if applicable, and, NHTSA and EPA should be required to esta

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