Monday, November 21, 2011
Plug-in This Prius for Even Better Fuel Economy
Let the confusion begin anew! Despite the rising popularity of hybrid vehicles, many people still seem to think that you have to plug them in.
Generally, you don't.
Unless, that is, they are plug-in hybrids, which are beginning to gain popularity (a la Chevrolet Volt).
Toyota is unveiling its new Prius Plug-in, a variation of its now venerable hybrid car.
The ones that came before could not be plugged in. Sales of those models will continue.
This one, however, runs on gasoline and electricity, just like the previous Prius, but the source of the electricity can now come from a wall outlet or charger.
Got all that?
Toyota says the Prius Plug-in will go on sale in March in 14 states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Washington. In 2013, it will be sold in the rest of the states.
The Plug-in has a manufacturers' suggested retail price of $32,000, according to Toyota's website. But that may vary depending on how it is configured.
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