Pros and Cons of Driving a Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Car by an Owner…

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Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Pros and Cons of Driving a Prius Plug-in Hybrid Car by an

The following is a list of the pros and of driving a Toyota Prius hybrid car. I’ve a Toyota Prius Plug-in car for a year now, and I have some great things the car — and some not so great about driving one around.

to owning the Toyota Prius hybrid, I owned a regular hybrid for three years. I own a Mazda 6, so I can give you a pretty comparison between a regular hybrid, a regular gas car, and a Prius plug-in hybrid

The reason why I leased a Prius hybrid was because Toyota was a $6,500 rebate on the vehicle. brought the lease price per down a little below a regular Prius would cost me.

Pros to Owning a Toyota Plug-in Hybrid

Saving Big on Gas

The biggest and best reason to own a plug-in is the incredible savings on With the regular Prius I owned for three years to owning the plug-in hybrid, I was over $1,800 a year on gas

The Prius plug-in hybrid is better. When we leased the car said the electric charge last for about 11 miles each new charge. That was as we probably average around 15 per charge on electric.

The dashboard you how many miles you can go on electric, down the miles. When you go hills, the mileage distance for the EV will actually increase.

The 15 per day might not sound like a but over the course of a year over 6,000 miles we are only paying for electric vs the costs of a gallon of gas (that some days when we the car in twice a day). I’ve studies that say it costs the of between $.75 and $1.00 per of gas to run a car on electric. That is well the $3.50 a gallon of gas costs we live.

It still costs me $20 to $25 to fill up the plug-in hybrid car with gas for fill-up, the same amount the Prius cost me, but I fill the car up a lot often than I ever up the regular Prius, and far less than I fill up the gas only 6, which usually runs me $50 for each fill-up.

I’ve noticed an increase in my monthly bill. Toyota said it average $10 per month to charge the but I would say it’s been less than that. You can the costs somewhat by charging the car off peak hours when the charge less per kilowatt

Car is Same as Regular Prius

Even if we choose not to use the electric of the car, it’s basically the car as a regular Prius. We are averaging 70 miles per gallon with the plug-in. We averaged 50 miles per with the regular Prius.

we want to stop charging the car electricity, we would still 50 miles per gallon with the plug-in. There is really no to owning a Prius plug-in vs a Prius.

Cons to Owning a Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Time to Charge

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

It takes two hours to get a full charge the Toyota Prius plug-in car. So you cannot just home and plug the car in and then again in 20 minutes and drive on

We will sometimes charge the car in a day if we are using it with big gaps of in-between, but generally we just the car once overnight. It’s cheaper to charge at night utilities charge less per hour at night.

Problems Charging Car

The biggest problem charging the car is that you must an electrical socket within of the 24 foot power cord. We an electrical socket in the roof of our so it’s no problem for us, except the car is above the socket so I secure the with a hook so it won’t onto the car’s roof.

says not to use an extension cord any circumstances. I tried using an cord at first because I did not the unit hanging above the The first time the car charged, but the time I tried using an cord the car would not charge.

With the use of a hook to hold the weight of the unit, I don’t an extension cord so it’s not a for me. If you do not have an electrical outlet 24 feet of the car, though, you have trouble charging the

Savings for Driving on the Highway Not as

When you drive a Prius hybrid on the highway the gas mileage is not better than a regular and when you go above 62 miles per the car will no longer run on electric. when you drive locally you really save on the gas. So if you are driving on the highway, the Prius is probably not for you.

Overall of Driving of a Prius Plug-in Car

Overall, my family is very with the Toyota Prius hybrid car. That is because we are saving a lot of money the plug-in hybrid vs what we be spending on gas if we drove gas only and still saving hundreds of a year driving the hybrid vs just driving a hybrid.

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

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

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