• Kyodo


Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it will start selling early next month chargers for electric vehicles and plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles as it gets ready to begin sales of the vehicles to general consumers next year.

The automaker expects to sell about 3,000 units of the two types of chargers, called G-Station, to Toyota dealerships and shopping malls and restaurants by the end of 2012.

The chargers, priced at ¥280,000 and ¥448,000, will be connected to the Internet to allow drivers to check locations and availability via mobile phones and in-car navigation systems.

The chargers can be used by vehicles made by Toyota and other manufacturers.

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