May 8, 2011 / 11:30 PM / 7 years ago

Toyota to launch plug-in Prius hybrid in 2014-Nikkei

TOKYO, May 9 (Reuters) - Toyota is set to launch a plug-in version of its popular Prius hybrid car in 2014, the Nikkei business daily said on Monday.

Drivers will be able to charge the new vehicles using ordinary household electrical supply, the paper said.

The new Prius models will be priced at about the same level as current models, and will feature high-performance lithium ion batteries, enabling them to travel more than 60 km per litre of gasoline, compared with 38 km for current models, the paper said.

Reporting by Isabel Reynolds; Editing by Joseph Radford

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