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Dark shadows loom over PHEVs as EVs capture all the rays

Hyundai Blue-Will Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Quick Spin: 2010 Plug-in Prius prototype is just like your mother's Toyota hybrid, but better

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

Can plug-in vehicles make any money before they become outmoded?

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Florida offering $5,000 rebates for plug-in hybrid Prius conversions... for 90 people

There are plenty of ways to give your Prius a plug, but with an average cost around $8,000-$10,000, the change is not cheap. There are some budget conversions, but they don't provide a lot of benefits. Some Florida residents, though, will so

LA 2009: Toyota debuts its plug-in Prius for North America

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Frankfurt Preview: Toyota to show Auris Hybrid, Prius PHEV and two iQ variants

Toyota Plug-In Prius Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

Enginer claims to have $2,000, 2kWh plug-in Prius conversion kit ready

We'll start with the numbers: $1,995 will get you a 2 kWh plug-in battery pack for your second-generation Toyota Prius; $2,995 will get you a 4 kWh pack (the installation feel and the $95 delivery charge are extra). For your two or three grand, you can reach "the holy grail of achieving 100 mpg."

Modified PHEV Prius setting out on 1,100-mile, one-tank drive - but why?

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REPORT: 2010 Prius PHEV to feature 12-mile-plus EV range

According to the Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun in Japan, Toyota's upcoming plug-in Prius will have a range of a little over 12 miles (20 kilometers) on electric power only. That's significantly less than the EV range that's planned for PHEV competitors like the Chevy Volt, but it also means the PHEV Prius should cost considerably less than vehicles with larger battery capacities.

eBay find of the day: Hymotion Plug-in Prius

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Toyota: Plug-in Prius returning 65 mpg in testing

According to Toyota, its plug-in Prius hybrids are averaging 65 miles per gallon in real world testing. This is an improvement of 15 mpg over the recently-unveiled 2010 Prius. The secret to the big fuel mileage increase is a battery with the capacity to store much more energy than the unit in the standard Prius. This means a Jeremy Korzeniewski

Toyota Prius plug-in tops 65 mpg

Toyota says that plug-in hybrid versions of its Prius hatchback are averaging 65 miles per gallon in real-world testing. For those keeping track, that's a 15 mpg improvement over the upcoming 2010 Prius. As with today's hybrids, the actual mileage figure is highly dependent on the driver's right foot and these machines are likely based on the second-gen Prius that's currently roamin

Consumer Reports tests plug-in Prius conversion, finds it lacking

While the main storyline for Consumer Reports' February issue revolves around the new Hyundai Genesis and its toppling of the mighty Lexus ES350 as the mag's top-rated entry-level luxury sedan, another tidbit of information regarding next month's rag caught our attention. Apparently, CR purchased a Hymotion L5 plug-in Prius conversion kit from A123 Systems, and testing proved to be a mix

EDTA 2008: Prototype Toyota plug-in Prius is locked, darn it

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eBay Find of the Day: plug-in Prius with A123 Hymotion kit installed charity auction

Want a 2009 Prius with a plug? It's available now, to the lucky winner of this auction on eBay. This particular vehicle was modded by the Green Car Company out in Bellevue, Washington and features A123's Hymotion plug-in hybrid kit already installed. That kit doesn't come cheap and this price of this PHEV Prius reflects that. The current bid is $42,100 but the

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