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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 celestialgrave on 9/16/2011 8:41:37 PM , Rating: 0
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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.

Actually no Japanese company makes hybrids outside of Japan. The Prii (yes it's gay but it's the official plural of Prius) and Insights are all imported. The Volt is assembled in Detroit (not sure the %parts content)


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


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