Toyota to sell home car chargers

Toyota will launch home battery chargers for electric and plug-in hybrid cars next year as it starts selling new models of environmentally friendly cars. The chargers, which will be compatible with non-Toyota cars, will come in two types, according to weekend reports. One would extend from the exterior wall of a home and the other would be for setting up in a garage. The company expects to sell 20,000 to 30,000 units in the first year, with each costing about several tens of thousands of yen to 200,000 yen (£1,480) including installation costs.