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For this week’s episode of GigaOM TV’s Green Overdrive show, we got to take one of the official plug-in Prius prototypes for a drive. It drives about the same as the regular Prius, but has a larger lithium ion battery, and charges in about three hours.

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While there are dozens of Priuses that have been converted into plug-ins on the roads, there are very few official Toyota plug-in Priuses out there. Why? Because while Toyota has created a plug-in Prius prototype, it won’t be on sale until 2012. But for this week’s episode of GigaOM TV’s Green Overdrive show, we got to take one of the official plug-in Prius prototypes for a drive. It drives about the same as the regular Prius, but has a larger lithium-ion battery, and charges in about three hours. We’re hoping the next-gen version has an even bigger battery and drives on more electric power.

  1. I wonder if the entire Plug-in Prius battery pack can be charged by regenerative braking, such as when descending a large mountain. I recall with an earlier prototype that this was not the case. Personally, I’d like more regen capacity than the 2010 Prius offers.

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  2. Nice information, Good . Tnks

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  3. Terrific work as always by Katie. F. Note the name of the event where she drove the vehicle is Green Drive Expo. We’ll be in Richmond again next year!

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