• 2010 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show

    Early this week, Mitsubishi announced that the U.K. purchase price of the 2010 i-MiEV would be a hefty £33,699 ($50,465). With prices for plug-in vehicles on the high side for the foreseeable future, is conversion a better solution for drivers who don't want to wait to plug in? Granted, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV qualifies for a U.K. government grant scheme that gives buyers up to a £5,000 ($7,450) discount on eligible plug-ins. But the prices of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, the 2011 Nissan Leaf, and the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid all look to be similarly high. And the first modern EV, the...

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