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Posted by Steve Ackman on May 22, 2009, 3:22 am
Eeyore, rabbitsfriendsandrelations@hotmail.com wrote:

developed > country to introduce 'clean' or 'city' low sulphur diesel

  You might want to read this:

  I suppose technically true, but *try* to find any
of that "dirty stuff" for on-road use anywhere in the
lower 48.

Posted by residualselfimage1999 on May 14, 2009, 10:10 am

Late in 2010 Toyota plans to have Plug-in Prius available for
fleet purchase for large corporate/government buyers. From
the little I've heard about it - it will be a  2010 Prius with
new software designed to handle a Lithium Ion battery pack .

Posted by residualselfimage1999 on May 16, 2009, 6:29 pm
 On May 14, 6:10am, residualselfimage1...@gmail.com wrote:

Toyota is now testing several 2010 Prius III with
a PHEV option in France.  It can reportedly go up to
12 miles on EV mode alone (source: Cleanmpg ).

Posted by Eeyore on May 16, 2009, 7:09 pm

residualselfimage1999@gmail.com wrote:

Wow ! That's SO useful.


Posted by residualselfimage1999 on May 17, 2009, 1:00 pm

I know - it's a baby step. The Toyota PHEV prototype replaces
the NiMH unit with a more powerful LiIon unit and reworks
the onboard computer software.  However, to make further
increase in the EV range, the Prius will have to lose a
signficant amount of weight and get an even more
powerful battery pack if the EV range is to be extended
by any significant amount than about 15 miles.

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