Toyota's plug-in capable Prius is getting a big boost for testing, hitting the open road a year ahead of schedule. Several hundred of the PHEVs will be put into government and commercial fleets for field testing by the early 2009. So in just a few more months, we might be able to catch one of the new models out and about.
The only problem is that while we know when field testing starts, we still have no idea when the model will be available for consumers. There has been no timetable created for retail sales, so we have to sit tight while they make sure that the Li-Ion batteries deserve a thumbs up.
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