It has been reported that Toyota is preparing to plug-in to the idea that there is enough demand and sufficient need to test a plug-in hybrid Prius. That was the report on Green Car Congress bringing news from Japan that Toyota has applied for permission from Japanâ€™s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport to test their new plug-in Prius. Not only will they be testing the technology that some in California have been voiding their Toyota warranties to enjoy but the test Prius’ will be coming with the li-ion batteries that have been an issue for the company. It seems in prior attempts Toyota has complained about the li-ion batteries over-heating, but maybe this is a sign that they have addressed that issue.
Either way Toyota’s test plug-in is a real win for those who have tauted their plug-in success with 100+ mpg for over a year now. Way to catch-up Toyota!