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2012 Toyota Prius Hybrid electric car

February 11,

It is called the new Toyota Prius Hybrid. Simply put, is not much difference in the standard Prius and the “new” plug-in. It is closely aligned with the Volt.

They are both range’ vehicles. I recently had a Plug-In for a weeklong test The vehicle was not a model off the showroom but a proto-type production model is also called an ‘electric’

There is an old saying in our part of the – “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix The Japanese engineers with must have figured out we all meant by that phrase. minor changes if necessary, but do not the basics that made product successful to begin That appears to be the current of the Plug-In Prius, although may change over the next few

There is no question that the Prius is the world’s best-selling vehicle. It is a mass-produced vehicle offers a lot of technology and superb performance. With the introduction of the Volt, Nissan Leaf, Focus Electric, and others, is almost forced to introduce a plug-in car.

Rather spend all their resources on new, they are taking a product and moving it to the next

The Prius Plug-in Hybrid is called a PHV (Plug-in Hybrid and is different than the pure-electric as the Nissan Leaf. The Prius PHV the proven Hybrid Synergy introduced by Toyota a number of ago. The biggest difference is the pack itself. Toyota has clear of the lithium-ion batteries now. The plug-in model uses the lithium-ion batteries for the mode.

These batteries increase the requirement in the Prius, so the trunk has been raised up a few inches and the vehicle weight in heavier.

other plug-in hybrids, the offers a seamless acceleration 0 to highway speeds on electric-only A full charge only about three hours on a home 110V electrical That is easy to do at home in garage or car-port. However, the is about 13 to 20 miles before the motor kicks in.

That is enough, however, to high mileage figures, in the 70’s or 80’s. Lengthy however, will not produce more fuel efficiency the standard Prius. This electric is really designed for commuters that drive distances.

Some of the other are building their electric to go fairly long distances, as 40 to 50 miles, on a single charge. The is that this distance is the normal driving distance day for the average American worker. The Hybrid electric plug-in is for short distances, but is really to provide a supplemental electric to the overall mileage.

The standard cord that comes the car is rather lengthy and accommodates situations. However, it will not with a typical extension so the car must be parked in a garage, at a station, or nearby an outside outlet. Small offices do not have these, so it made it a difficult to keep the car charged my week’s test drive.

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The positive side is that all the cars that offer a capability utilize a standardized connection and are interchangeable.

Toyota is performance evaluations to entities to as their “program partners.” include universities, large city governments, and state This is designed for demonstrate, inform, and evaluate the performance and of the plug-in hybrid. Some are that these “partners” become the basis of Toyota’s efforts.

Toyota does not plan to their successful Prius but merely add another dimension to Not only the Prius, but also is probably going to introduce a hybrid version of their

Pricing has not been officially but is expected to be in the $40 thousand range for the Prius plug-in. If our gasoline continue to climb at their rate, maybe that will look much affordable if we can double our mileage. drivers respond with driving habits and purchases more on the fuel costs on other aspects.

The plug-in even with a short distance, may be the best approach and our attention.

The Prius just may be the vehicle for the right time. It is to be in showrooms sometime in 2012. In the visit a Toyota dealership and out the regular Prius Hybrid and all the great Toyota products.

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