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Prius v

Prius Plug-in Hybrid
Toyota's newest hybrids get priced

We've talked about the Prius Plug-in Hybrid and the Prius v on a number of occasions here on DailyTech. Now, we have official pricing for both of the new hybrids.

The Prius v will start at $27,140 when it launches in the U.S. this fall. The Prius v uses the same hybrid powertrain as the standard Prius, but has a larger cargo area behind the rear seats (34.3 cu ft versus 21.6 cu ft). The Prius v weighs 200 pounds more than the standard Prius, so fuel economy suffers. Combined fuel economy for the Prius v is 40mpg instead of the loftier 50mpg for the regular Prius.

The Prius Plug-in Hybrid will be priced from $32,760. The new lithium-ion battery pack in the plug-in variant allows the vehicle to travel up to 15 miles on battery power alone (at speeds up to 62mph). After the 15 miles is exhausted, Prius Plug-in Hybrid will operate exactly like any other Prius hybrid. 

Toyota says that the Prius Plug-in Hybrid can be charged in 1.5 hours using a 240V outlet or 2 to 3 hours using a 120V outlet. 

The Prius Plug-in Hybrid also qualifies for a $2,500 federal tax credit.

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RE: Disappointed
By bjacobson on 9/16/2011 7:04:14 PM , Rating: 4
knowing the Japanese they are always modest with their assessments. It's probably more like 20 miles per charge. In addition it's actually ~80% made in the USA unlike GMs these days (notice now at car shows they're allowed to stamp "made in America" without specifying which part of "America"-- Mexico counts as America under the origination reporting rules Congress passed). Finally, the Prius has a proven track record of still going strong even after 12+ years of use.

Now, all this said, I think GM's gas-powered-generator is a more elegant design.

RE: Disappointed
By Keeir on 9/16/2011 7:28:26 PM , Rating: 2
Errr.... what?

In Europe, Toyota is claiming 14.3 miles.

I think the same thing will happen. 15 miles is based on the City Cycle (UDDS) alone. Similiar to how the 100 mile lead was based on the LA04 cycle. If a fair evaluation of testing cycles was done in all electric mode, I think the Toyota would get ~12-14 miles predicted. It can't of course finish 3/5 of the EPA rating cycles without using a gasoline engine however.

RE: Disappointed
By jang_clangle on 9/16/2011 8:34:58 PM , Rating: 2
Sorry to reply twice but I forgot to point out that your definition of "racist" is a logical fallacy -- a variant of the etymological fallacy in fact.

RE: Disappointed
By jang_clangle on 9/16/2011 8:37:56 PM , Rating: 2
My reply above ended up in the wrong spot for some reason. **sigh**

RE: Disappointed
By Hiawa23 on 9/17/2011 2:46:02 AM , Rating: 2
That little ugly car should be cheaper than that

RE: Disappointed
By Samus on 9/18/11, Rating: 0
RE: Disappointed
By kjboughton on 9/16/11, Rating: -1
RE: Disappointed
By jang_clangle on 9/16/2011 8:28:19 PM , Rating: 4
...knowing the Japanese they are always modest with their assessments.
I would just like to point out for the record that this is a racists statement. That it is not disparaging to the race does not matter. You are making a broad generalization based on race alone. Ergo, racist.

No, it isn't racist to notice and point out cultural attributes. Of course generally speaking, making broad generalizations is playing fast and loose with reality and thus often inaccurate -- but it certainly isn't racist. Different cultures do behave differently and have different values, pretending otherwise is just silly.

RE: Disappointed
By Icebain on 9/17/2011 12:17:18 PM , Rating: 2
It's a country, culture, and a "race". The first two are much more applicable than the 3rd.

RE: Disappointed
By Dr of crap on 9/19/2011 10:38:34 AM , Rating: 1
Sorry - no PC allowed here!

RE: Disappointed
By celestialgrave on 9/16/11, Rating: 0
RE: Disappointed
By bjacobson on 9/17/2011 5:14:43 PM , Rating: 2
wrong their all assembled in the states
they're the most american cars this has been independently verified by consumer reports among many other unbiased reporting agnecies

RE: Disappointed
By bjacobson on 9/17/11, Rating: 0
"This week I got an iPhone. This weekend I got four chargers so I can keep it charged everywhere I go and a land line so I can actually make phone calls." -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

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