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Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Toyota Plugs-In the Prius, Range Anxiety

Easily the recognized hybrid on American Toyota’s Prius gains an plug-in. (Courtesy of Toyota Sales, USA, Inc.)

For Americans, re-charging energy smart phones is a common daily routine. Re-charging our tablet computers, electric or the little car vacuum cleaners we on to eliminate crumbs and dust vehicle interiors has become nature by now. Re-charging however, will strike as odd.

But we had better get used to the because plugging in cars is the of the future. According to the Department of at least a half a dozen have or are planning to introduce this year alone, that can be plugged into the grid.

Plug-in Hybrid Electric (PHEVs) are hybrids with capacity batteries that can be by plugging them into an outlet or charging station. can store enough electricity the power grid to significantly their petroleum consumption typical driving conditions.

The most popular PHEVs the Toyota Prius Hybrid the Chevy Volt by GM, the Ford Energi. For each of these you charge their battery driving, and then travel a distance as an electric car before batteries are spent. After their gas engines seamlessly and they carry on like hybrids.

I recently drove a Toyota Prius Hybrid which is essentially just a whose nickel-metal hydride pack has been swapped for a far potent lithium-ion pack. The Hybrid comes with an external charging cable and the batteries can be fully charged in hours from a simple 110-volt outlet or an hour and a from a 220-volt plug.

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

The Prius Plug-in Hybrid allow true electric-vehicle, or EV, for up to 15 miles at speeds up to 62 mph. in EV mode, I found the Prius Hybrid to be extremely quiet, in neighborhood streets where impossible to drive above 25

During my daily commutes I-395, a full charge was sufficient for the 12 mile trip leg to work, as long as I was judicious my right foot. Like in a Prius, though, if I applied more than genteel on the accelerator – say, as might be to enter the freeway or accelerate up a hill, the car would fire up its engine with a groan.

The Prius PHV doesn’t differ from the regular Prius a passenger standpoint – it is a spacious, mid-size hatchback that hold five people and gear, while retaining the Hollowed-out front seatbacks increase rear-seat legroom; the padding on the front seats is and taller drivers will the hard-plastic center console into their knee

While some skeptics may the usefulness of the Prius Hybrid a combination of electric charge and the technology should give you to the 95 MPGE quoted by the EPA. Car and magazine gives the Prius an “Excellent” rating over years. The starting price for the Prius Plug-in is $32,000.

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

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