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Toyota has announced it will offer a plug-in hybrid vehicle with lithium-ion batteries (most likely, for lease, not for sale) in Japan, the U.S. and Europe by 2010. This is the confirmation of the success of Toyota's PHEV Prius plan and tests in Japan and in UC Davis. Batteries will be supplied by the joint venture that Toyota set up with Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., which will begin producing lithium-ion batteries in 2009 and will move into full-scale production in 2010. While this sort

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Toyota's Camry Hybrid is selling like crazy these days. Last year, Toyota managed to sell 54,477 Camry Hybrids, an impressive figure no doubt, and sales are showing no signs of slowing down. For example, in the month of March, Toyota set a new record for the hybrid version of the Camry by selling 6,930. For the year, it is on track to sell over 60,000 of its midsize hybrid sedan, a 10 percent increase over the previous year. In fact, the Camry Hybrid, which is EPA rated at 33 miles per gallon ci

USA Today asked 90 CEOs what they drive and thirteen percent said they drive a hybrid. Here are the some of the reasons the CEOs gave for choosing a hybrid:

During the Tokyo Motor Show last week, Toyota executives revealed that they would like to add local production of the Camry Hybrid to their Australian plant in Melbourne. They want to add a hybrid to their Australian lineup to address demands for improved fuel efficiency in that market. However as anyone who has watched the bidding battles for new plants in the US knows, Toyota wants financial assistance from the local governments to pay for the investment. Part of Toyota's reasoning for wanting

Two of the five most reliable family cars in the U.S. are hybrids, according to the readers surveyed by Consumer Reports in the non-profit magazine's latest reliability survey. At the number one spot we find the Toyota Prius, and coming in at number 4 is the Toyota Camry Hybrid (note: in the CBC article that mentions this list, the Camry entry includes an asterisk that is then not identified anywhere on the page, so go figure). The other cars in the top five are Honda Accord (#2), Hyundai Sonata

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