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Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Chevy Volt, Green Auto, Prius, RA V4 EV, Tesla Motors, Toyota hybrids on 09 20th, 2010

Toyota has announced that they have plans to introduce six new hybrid vehicles by the year 2012. The company has not revealed too many details yet, apart from the at that they are planning to have three of thee models only as hybrids and the other three will be hybrid versions of models that are already out on the market, which are currently running as petrol versions.

The sources at the company have also revealed that the Prius Plug-In Hybrid will be priced at $3,000 to $5,000 more than the standard Prius. This would set the base price at $25,800 – $27,800, which would still be far more affordable than the Chevy Volt – priced at $41,000.

Sources say that a mid-2012 launch is anticipated for US markets and that annual sales are expected to total 20,000 units. Sources also commented on the RA V4 EV, which is being developed in association with Tesla Motors.

They said that work on the vehicle has already started at the company’s technical center in Michigan and that the vehicle will be introduced during the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. The plan is to have it go on sale in 2012.

(Via Freep)