Toyota plans to launch the latest plug-in Prius sometime in 2010, but it won't be available on the retail level. Instead, the Japanese automaker plans to continue testing the gas-saver by selling them only to fleet customers. Currently, the 2010 Toyota Prius comes equipped with a tried-and-true nickel metal hydride battery, and Toyota is using these PHEV fleets as test-beds for the newer and more powerful lithium ion units. Thanks for the tip, Danny!
[Source: Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun via PriusChat]