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TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid

You can get over 100mpg in the Toyota Plug-In Hybrid — but I buy one?

PUBLISHED: 22:00 15 December 2012 | UPDATED: GMT, 16 December 2012


We ve been celebrating. My in Leeds and Malton got into the Guide, which was a great for an amazing group of young

I want to thank everyone for hard work, from the to the chefs, the pot washers to the waiters.

too, to everyone who showed up to see me a few dishes at the Good Food over 20,000 this My God.

Toyota Prius Hybrid: Two pence per mile for trips to town; minimum costs on longer trips. like a deal to me

I was telling you the other week how I ve been, but it s all good.

Sometimes I the sheer amount of food through the kitchen doors and it me.

We re getting through more chipolatas, pheasants and partridges I thought were in the country. The customers are happy in their Christmas crowns. Everyone s

My mum s happy for a completely different A fortnight ago I had Chris Evans and Boe on Saturday Kitchen.

To get her to come to in the cold hours before it has to be incredible. More incredible Chris Evans (sorry,

It was Alfie she made the pilgrimage and she s still walking on air now.

The is good: climate and cruise auto lights and wipers, sat-nav, reversing camera

I t seen her so excited since the she saw Mick Jagger in Harrods: fella was trying to do a bit of Christmas and she followed him round for an hour, in between the soft furnishings to get a look. It was hilarious.

Anyway, the is you never know what s to make someone jump for

Take the Toyota Prius. ve sold about 70,000 of here and more than 2.6 worldwide.

That s an awful lot of whose idea of the perfect car is an five-door with a massive pack added.

All I can tell you is that none of people live in the countryside at not near me.

There are good for this.

One of them is the Congestion London will let you off the tenner fee if your car exhales less 100g/km of carbon dioxide.

Not all are this clean, but the Prius is.

So if you re a commuter, that s a four-figure saving, on top of it being road-tax-exempt.

I have gone over 700 before I had to fill up, and the economy sometimes said I was getting over 100mpg

TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid

It gets less as a company car too.

The result of all this is that out of ten Priuses I ve ever been in been driven by London drivers.

But hang on. This is a Plug-in meaning its battery can be topped up from the mains, it to go further without burning

I ve been in hybrids that emissions-free driving with an and a footnote saying for up to one mile .

by contrast, goes 15 miles Is that worth paying more than the non-plug-in

Well, the folks at Toyota say 80 per of Europeans travel less 16 miles a day.

You could that no sweat; makes you why we have cars at all.

they ve been testing it for years, so they probably what they re on about. I somewhere that electric costs about 2p a mile if you off-peak.

So if these 80 per cent of people drive less than 16 they could run this for 32p a

At some point the petrol kicks in with quite a and it stays on as you cruise the motorway

could make this the that finally appeals to England mums as well as cab

But I ve been driving hundreds of a day recently. What good are 15 miles to me?

As I set off up the M3, I was prepared to be unimpressed. It t help that the inside is of rough grey plastic and you d think the Ј1,500 leather would be standard at this It s practical, though.

The boot is huge, and under it, I expected to find batteries, is storage. With the rear folded down it s all flat

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