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At the EDTA Conference this week in DC, a nicely-decorated plug-in Prius sat in the Toyota booth. As you can see in this picture, the prototype was locked and this was duly noted in stickers on each door. We briefly spotted Toyota's Jaycie Chitwood by the car but when we went back to see if there was any sort of update available on the PHEV, we couldn't find her. Thanks to the magic of email, though, we got our update today. Chitwood told AutoblogGreen that, "We've continued our testing of the first-gen prototype, and will be expanding our testing and demonstration program with our 2nd-gen prototype late next year, which will have Li-Ion batteries." Last year, we got to take a ride in the plug-in Prius and we're ready for that second-gen drive when the chance presents itself.

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