2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Serving Boston, Tewksbury and Nashua

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Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Prius Plug-In

Fast on the 2012 Toyota Prius Hybrid:

Operates up to 14 miles in EV mode

Can go as fast as 60 mph in pure EV

Fuel economy readings as as 100 mpg

Fully-recharges in 3 hours on 110-volt and 1.5 hours on 220-volt power

the same Hybrid Synergy platform as the traditional Prius

higher performance lithium-ion instead of nickel-metal hydride

city driving can net over 60% of time in pure electric

Has the same 134 hp output as traditional but extra weight slows time to 11 seconds

2012 Toyota Prius Hybrid

It used to be that motorist had a basic checklist of in their trunk; items as a first aid kit, tire flares and jumper cables. But as the age of the car draws ever closer, add one tool — the 110-volt cable.

One car that already has a cable in the trunk is the 2012 Prius PHV (Plug-In Hybrid Of course, the very first people ask of the new plug-in Prius is how it from the traditional Prius. the exterior, the only noticeable is the power jack flap on the front driver?s side but under the sheetmetal, there are

3.5 kWh lithium-ion batteries instead of hydride delivering:


Up to 14 miles of EV power (depending on driving conditions)

Up to 60 mph under pure EV

Fuel economy readings as as 100 mpg

The Prius PHV shares the same Synergy Drive platform as the Prius and can be recharged in as little as 1.5 on 220-volt power and 3 hours on 110 volt power. It’s batteries can handle frequent better than traditional hydride, but lithium-ion is very sensitive, which could be for owners living in extreme such as Arizona or Minnesota. And of the additional batteries, there’s no tire. But along with the cable in the toolbox, it does sealant and a compressor.

Justifying the Price

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

According to a New York Times article a Toyota executive, the price over a traditional Prius may be as as only $3,000-$5,000. It?s a bargain compared to other EVs the market between $40K-$50K, but the big for potential buyers is can the additional over a traditional Prius be and recovered in fuel savings?

And the big answer is?good luck it out. The biggest dilemma the plug-in hybrid seems to be its in true energy savings. any of the latest reviews on the Prius and you’ll see reported MPG ranges mid-40s to as high as 100 mpg and pure EV distances between 5 miles and 15

The variables of the cars performance are and aren’t limited to:

Driving behavior

Driving

How long you can drive in EV mode

How the trip is

The cost of electricity in area

The cost of fuel in area

But don’t let these distract you from the overall of the plug-in Prius. It really down to what kind of you do. On the whole, the more time in the city, the more likely the PHV will perform with efficiency. If you take long trips, the Prius PHV is less because it can?t operate in EV above 65 mph. Therefore, for the freeway driver, a traditional may be a better solution.

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid
Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

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