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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 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
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