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TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid

2012 Toyota Prius Hybrid

Toyota Prius Hybrid. (Courtesy of Toyota

While the 2012 Prius Hybrid is not available at your Toyota dealers yet, the has been allowing government universities, and some car writers the country to test drive the 160 vehicles they have with lithium-ion batteries for demonstration program. The program them to gather feedback will be used to further the plug-in technology. The company hopes the demo models spur development of public charging stations available in technically-advanced cities as Boulder, and even Austin, Texas.

Starting with tests in in the fall of 2009 and spreading to parts of California, NY, New Jersey, D.C. Portland, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and other the dashboard data from test vehicles has been to www.toyota.com/ESQ to help consumers how the plug-in hybrid vehicles are used.

The Prius Plug-in Hybrid is built just like the Prius models, a mid-size box seats five but with a heavier lithium-ion battery that can be charged in three on a 110-volt outlet, or in half time using a 220 volt The charge will get you 13 miles, the car reverts back to hybrid or mode. The heavy battery adds about 300 pounds to the weight, which causes it to somewhat slower than a Prius.

The charge receptacle of the Prius (Courtesy of Toyota Newsroom)

the PHV can operate in EV mode at speeds up to 60 you obviously won’t buy this car for its but for its fuel economy. The presence of a EV mode for a maximum range of 13 greatly affects the fuel estimateit heavily depends on how of the trip runs on pure power. Once the battery is depleted, it behaves just a regular Prius.

TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid

Toyota hopes to bring the PHV to for $15,000-$27,000, or a price lower the sportier looking and driving Volt.

I had the opportunity to drive the PHV model for a week, and enjoyed the while admittedly not plugging in the more than once. it was fun and certainly inexpensive to drive on an battery, it’s hard to any place but home to plug in. My of Dallas, Texas hasn’t on to public charging outlets least not on any of my regular routes.

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Jo Ann Holt is a car and journalist based in Dallas, and a member of Texas Auto Association (TAWA).

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