2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in is quietly the 4rth best-selling electrified…

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2014 Toyota Prius is quietly the 4rth best-selling vehicle in the US

Toyota held off on the Prius Plug-in until the rules and tax incentive programs in place. Since its introduction its have been steady, like most electric

One of the most interesting things I saw at the Boston Auto Show was Plug-in Prius. At that the internet and forums were with people clamoring for hybrids. Then Toyota did not the car. For some reason it another 14 months. Finally it did the car and in April and November of 2012 green car buyers chose the Prius Plug-in than any electrified car. It happened in October 2013 (this year). On those three the Prius outsold all the electric on the US market. Not combined, just on a one on one comparison basis. For the past months the Prius Plug-in an average of 1,000 units per Mostly in California and other markets where zero vehicles are mandated by state law or That makes it the fourth seller behind the Volt, and Tesla Model S, which all a run-rate of about 1,900 per month in the US. The Prius Plug-in the next competitor by almost a 1 ratio. That car is the Ford Energi.

This relatively flat curve for each model of EV and makes us wonder if the automakers are holding down the availability of vehicles (Tesla excluded) in to only sell what need to in order meet regulatory obligations. That is not an thought on our part. EV advocates been saying this for time. We exclude Tesla by all measures the demand for the Model S is far the current production volume of new automaker. We have no doubt Tesla could easily many more Model S if it could make them. we suspect it will do just in 2014. The other automakers no excuse. Toyota, GM, and Nissan can as many EVs as they decide to.

What makes green car choose the 2014 Prius Without re-writing the car’s pamphlet we will repeat what Toyota says of the It is “the hybrid you love, now a plug.” The upside of the Plug-in is one can travel about 11 miles to Toyota) on electric power if fully charged. When runs out, or if you drive the highway, it will simply back into a 50 MPG Prius, is by far the leading selling green car on A lot of people must like about the regular Prius It sold 222,000 of them year.

There are other advantages Like an EV, the Plug-in Prius can its cabin, and in some places you can get a occupancy lane sticker for it. like an EV your neighbors are to help you pay for it. There is a $2,500 tax credit (compared to the $7,500 for a EV) and in California the state will you $1,500 more. So there is available to help offset a purchase or lease. According to green car buying guide the Prius Plug-in will you $25,990. The 2013 model was expensive. Still, that is than twice what a Leaf will cost a in California. So why would a green car choose the Prius Plug-in a Nissan Leaf? All indications to the reason being that the Plug-in never runs out of It can be fueled up in under 5 minutes at any gas station and then drive any other Prius for hundreds of Or it can be driven 11 miles on full

electric and then recharged.

There is another advantage of the Plug-in. It can charge at home on a 115 volt, 15 amp circuit. In fact, it takes 3 hours to top off using power source. Other electrics require more and sometimes, more elaborate set-ups. Charging has been the hot topic lately. Of course, electrics can store more and travel much farther.

our news feed on Facebook has a lot of cost comparisons showing EVs to be in cost to operate compared to ICE in the winter. Interestingly, they add a third category and include the Prius or other new hybrids. the math isn’t so favorable?

by the author shows a Toyota holding the charger for a Prius in 2010.

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