PHOTO CAPTION: Toyota Prius PHV has range of 11-12 miles in electric mode.

Why Pick the Prius Plug-In Over Volt or Leaf

John Voelcker explains the rationale for going with the new plug-in version of the Prius.

Published: 05-Mar-2012

Last month, Toyota said that it had 2,100 pre-orders for the 2012 Prius Plug-In Hybrid.

Now, with first sales of that car being logged this week and dozens of them delivered to dealers, we have a third viable, high-volume plug-in car available to U.S. buyers.

Consumers can now buy a pure battery electric vehicle (the Nissan Leaf), a range-extended electric (the Chevy Volt), or the first plug-in hybrid (the plug-in Prius).


Toyota Prius V symbolizes company goal of more hybrids.

Six vehicles will be newly launched, four will be redesigned models.

Toyota Prius V will be second member of new Prius 'family'

More than 97 percent of all Toyota Prii sold since 2000 are still on the road.

Toyota iQ EV could be first car to benefit from wireless charging system.

WiTricity’s technology delivers up to 3.3 KW of electricity, making it comparable to the rate provided by wired Level 2 chargers.


blog comments powered by Disqus