In a recent Automotive News interview, Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada, the “father of the Prius”, made a prediction about hybrid sales reaching 20% of the total global market soon. But regarding plug-in hybrids more specifically, Uchiyamada was more hesitant. Toyota, it seems, doesn’t yet believe the payoff for plug-ins is there, with the cost of the larger batteries still an issue. We’re inclined to agree, with caution baked into our forecast for plug-ins versus their regular hybrid stablemates. We’ve taken a look at the hybrid and plug-in lineups at both Toyota and Ford, and the following chart offers an illustration of how the two powertrain options compare within a given model.