Prius plug-in prototype offers glimpse of future hybrids
Toyota plans to begin selling a plug-in version of its Prius gasoline-electric hybrid in 2012. To get a final round of data to help on the car's tuning, the automaker deployed 500 prototype Prius plug-in hybrids worldwide 150 in the U.S., and one of those in our driveway. Short version: Seemed to work well and delivered about 45 mpg overall in mildly hilly terrain. It was climbing close to 50 mpg before very cold winter weather required more use of the juice-draining heater, seat warmers, defrosters, headlights.
Prius plug-in Story and Video at the Portland Auto Show
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