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Plug-in hybrids for Ford, Toyota

Blue Oval chief: Ford boss Bill Ford.

Ford and Toyota investigate hybrids that can be plugged in for recharging at home

Ford logo19 May 2006

By CHRIS HARRIS

FORD Motor Company chief executive Bill Ford told shareholders last week that the Blue Oval was working on hybrid vehicles with plug-in capability that would enable owners to use an electrical outlet in their garage to charge the batteries.

Since then, GoAuto has also learnt that Toyota’s research and development division is investigating the plug-in option for future hybrids.

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