Review 2012 Toyota Prius PHV Plugin Hybrid by Tony Whitney

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2012 Toyota Prius PHV Hybrid

Toyota (along upscale division Lexus) has the selection of hybrid vehicles on the but now it’s added another to that achievement. The new Toyota PHV (Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle) owners the option to run their car for periods on electrical power — in many cases for an commute — and it offers an to “Prius Family” models conventional Hybrid Synergy or Toyotas with thrifty powerplants.

Toyota says owners can easily handle the commute solely on electricity and as as they have access to a outlet at work, can complete a lengthy round trip using any gasoline at all. At the time, the PHV’s engine them the flexibility to use the car for as long a as they choose.

The Prius PHV, which is expensive than even the pure electric vehicle on the market, can handle the same as a conventional gasoline-powered automobile, but has the of being operated purely on

Based on the Prius four-door its practical hatchback body the Prius PHV offers a wide of benefits for buyers who seek transportation with a modest footprint and perhaps lean towards electric vehicles conventional gasoline-powered products. The PHV offers, in many respects, the of both worlds.

With its advanced technology includes a larger battery, the PHV can be driven for up to 25 km at speeds of up to 100 km/h on power alone. This is one of the key of PHV design as it means that for commuters with the ability to in their vehicle at work, may never buy gasoline at all. would-be buyers living in may wonder where they can the car in, but most buildings have outlets in their garages and it may simply mean a long

Also, the City of Vancouver and other municipalities — are developers to provide multiple in new condo/apartment parking areas for vehicles, so the future is reasonably

Under specific driving and combining electric and hybrid a staggering fuel consumption of 1.75-litres/100 km can be achieved. The PHV uses the hybrid platform as other Family models and shares the 1.8-litre 4-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission. to a typical midsize car of conventional driving a Prius PHV for a year can fuel consumption by and amazing or 83 per cent.

CO2 emissions can be cut by 4,000 kg.

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partnered with several during the development of the Prius including the federal Ministry of Mines and Resources, BC Institute of BC Hydro, the City of Vancouver, Hydro, the City of Toronto, and many others. Similar programs have been in Japan, the US and Europe

While charging can be a concern pure electric vehicles, not too much of a challenge with the PHV’s lithium-ion battery. in to a standard 110-115 household it takes only three to charge the batteries. Using a volt charging station this time by half. typical (Toronto Hydro) rates as a guide, the cost of the battery can be as low as 24.6-cents.

Off-peak rates are often available at the time when PHV owners their vehicles parked. PHV owners have all the benefits of a electric vehicle with the and flexibility of a conventional hybrid. For buyers, it could be the best of all

The PHV can handle the same demands as a gasoline-powered automobile, but has the option of operated solely on electricity.The car all the benefits of hybrid and “pure vehicle technology, yet has the range and of any compact car plus impressively low and exceptionally thrifty fuel

The cost of a Prius PHV may be seemingly but with the car’s astonishing economy, the extra expense can be more quickly than it with a “conventional” hybrid. As the old goes: “It’s the future and here now.”

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