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 |  Sep 01 2009, 9:43 AM

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We’ve been hearing from General Motors about the Chevy Volt for what seems like an eternity and now it’s Toyota’s turn. The Japanese automaker will reportedly debut a concept version of the Prius plug-in hybrid at the Frankfurt Auto Show in two weeks time.

Toyota has yet to officially announce the debut, but that is normal for Toyota which is notoriously tight-lipped about its auto show vehicles.

No official specs are available but according to a recent report in Japan’s Nikkei business paper the car will be able to travel from 12.4 to 18.6 miles on pure electric power and will cost close to $50,000.

A limited number of plug-in Prius models are due to hit the roads on three continents by the end of this year with 200 in Japan and 150 each in Europe and the U.S. These vehicles will be leased to corporations and governments.

[Source: WorldCarFans]

  • jason brookes

    The Toyota Prius is unique in that it is one-of-a-kind in being the only car still being produced with NiMH batteries. It’s almost as if everyone has forgotten that NiMH batteries existed, that they have been systematically oppressed by the oil companies, and that they are cheaper and more reliable than Lithium-ion batteries. To learn more information about NiMH batteries, check out the book “Two Cents Per Mile” by Nevres Cefo (http://www.twocentspermile.com and http://bit.ly/2centspermile )