“It’s Electric. It’s Hybrid. It’s the Best of Both Worlds.”
According to the website behind Toyota’s campaign for the new Prius, their 2012 “Prius Plug-in is the most advanced member of the Prius Family yet. Combining an extended all-electric mode  with proven hybrid technology, it can get you up to 475 miles before your next fill-up, depending on driving conditions.  You also get the convenience of plug-in charging with rapid recharge times.” So will this bring the somewhat tarnished image of the
giant Japanese auto maker back to life?
Prius Plug-in EV mode works under certain conditions up to near freeway speeds for approximately 10-15 miles on a full charge. Sudden acceleration or climate control usage may prevent EV mode usage.
CAUTION! When driving a hybrid vehicle, pay special attention to the area around the vehicle. Because there is little vehicle noise in electric-only mode, pedestrians, people riding bicycles or other people and vehicles in the area may not be aware of the vehicle starting off or approaching them, so take extra care while driving.
Based on preliminary combined 50-mpg estimates determined by Toyota and 9.54 gallons of gas. EPA estimates not available at time of posting. Actual mileage will vary. Actual topography and road conditions are not taken into account.
Information on the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid for 2012
With Halloween-Haunted-House like runaway vehicle scares still looming in the recent past, and an all out publicity campaign to put the car-driving consumer’s mind at rest, Toyota reinforces its market position as the leading hybrid car manufacturer with the 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid. What makes it so special?
- Battery type: Lithium-ion
- Maximum EV cruising range: Approximately 13 miles
- With the Plug-in’s extended EV mode, make many of your daily local trips without using a single drop of gas
- Because it’s backed by Hybrid Synergy Drive®, you could get up to 475 miles on a single tank, depending on driving conditions
- Get the convenience of Plug-in charging and rapid recharge times: 3 hours with a standard 120V household outlet or 1.5 hours with a 240V outlet
Find out more about the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid now.
Watch some video footage on the Prius Plug-in Hybrid site now and gauge a few drivers’ first impressions.