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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 kjboughton on 9/16/2011 7:33:14 PM , Rating: -1
"...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.


RE: Disappointed
By jang_clangle on 9/16/2011 8:28:19 PM , Rating: 4
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...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!


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