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If you're quiet, you can almost hear the corks popping from bottles of organic champagne throughout the Bay Area. According to CNET, a statement on Toyota's Web site indicates the company may be reversing its strategy not to build their hybrid cars with a plug-in option, stating the company will "advance its research and development of plug-in hybrid vehicles." Sure, it's more wiggle room than Charo had on "The Love Boat," but plug-in fans, who say charging the battery by an outside source can double hybrid cars' mileage, will likely take the statement as a kind of vindication.

Toyota to work on plug-ins, double its hybrid lineup [CNET]

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