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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 popular PHEVs include the Prius Hybrid Plug-In, the Volt by GM, the Ford C-Max For each of these cars, you their battery before and then travel a meaningful as an electric car before their are spent. After that, gas engines seamlessly start, and carry on like familiar

I recently drove a 2013 Prius Hybrid Plug-In is essentially just a Prius nickel-metal hydride battery has been swapped for a far more lithium-ion pack. The Plug-in comes with an easy-to-use charging cable and the car’s can be fully charged in three from a simple household outlet or an hour and a half 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 PHV doesn’t differ much the regular Prius from a standpoint – it is a spacious, practical hatchback that will five people and their while retaining the highest-mileage. front seatbacks help rear-seat legroom; though the on the front seats is skimpy and drivers will find the center console cutting their knee room.

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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