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Toyota Turns It Up A Notch, Sends Plug-In Prius To Road Test

Posted in Car Photography, Cars, Electric Cars, Emissions, Fuel, Fuel Cell, Hybrid, Hybrid Technologies, Newsworthy, Toyota by Suzanne Denbow | September 15th, 2008 | Leave a Reply |

In Great Britian, a small-fleet of Toyota Prius plug-in hybrids have been spotted putting the cars to the real world test. A collaborative effort between Toyota and French energy company √Člectricit√© de France [EDF], the recently spied Prius’ are being navigated by EDF employees and are part of an overall evaluation of the vehicles’ “ease of use.” According to Edmunds, the primary objective of the year-long trial run will allow EDF to determine the locations of the 40-odd charging stations planned for the London area.

According to Toyota, the plug-in Prius will be released in fleet sales in 2009. Until then, we wait with baited breath. Not trailing very far behind, Daimler is also testing a fleet of their own hybrid cars, numbering 100-strong on the London roadways. In 2009, Daimler has announced plans to have 500 electric-charging stations up and running, so to speak.

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