Prius joins Li-ion bandwagon with plug-in at 2011 Detroit Auto Show

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Toyota held off a long time. After all, it was first with the hybrid concept in a small car. Then came the Chevy Volt with a longer electrical range, but with a recharge capability.

Toyota now joins the Li-ion ranks with its plug-in version of th egreat selling hybrid. The longer version known as the V will be 300 pounds heavier, but Toyota says the system can handle the upscale.

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