06 Feb '12, 5pm

The Plug-in version of the Prius is coming, and Toyota says it will get 95 MPGe, more than the Volt!

The Plug-in version of the Prius is coming, and Toyota says it will get 95 MPGe, more than the Volt!

The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of Toyota's best-selling Prius hybrid , which is debuting in the U.S. next month and will be commercially available in 14 states this Spring (national rollout in 2013), was first supposed to be rated at around 87 MPG-equivalent. This alone would have been enough to put the plug-in Prius pretty high on the fuel-efficiency list, but after more testing, Toyota has revised its estimate and now says it is confident that the Prius PHEV will get 95 MPGe, which is 2 MPGe more than the Chevrolet Volt, which is rated at 93 MPGe . Be careful, though, as fuel-efficiency numbers for any plug-in vehicle can be very misleading... © Toyota Driving Habits Matter Official MPGe numbers for plug-in hybrids are a lot less useful than MPG numbers for regular gasoline or diesel vehicles. The environmental impact of each marginal mile driven can vary a lot, betwe...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/cars/toyota-predicts-plug-prius...

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