Toyota Motor Corp. Australia Ltd. says it will take part in a global trial organized by its Japanese parent to field test plug-in hybrids based on the Prius. The PHEVs, equipped with lithium-ion batteries, will be driven by local partners drawn from government and business. The global trial involves about 600 cars, which have been allocated to a number of cities wordwide. Toyota Australia Sales and Marketing Senior Executive Director David Buttner says five vehicles will be tested in ...

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