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
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
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