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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).

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