28 Feb '12, 7pm

The 2012 plug-in Prius (95MPG!) will get a 4k rebate in California -- that's a lot of dough

The tax credit isn't as high as with cars like the Volt or LEAF because the Prius PHEV's battery pack is smaller, but Toyota is making the bet that it will be enough to provide significant fuel economy benefits (it is after all rated at Prius Plug-in is rated at 95MPG-equivalent ). Whether it is right for you or not compared to other plug-ins will depend on your driving habits. If most of your trips are long highway drives, the plug-in Prius probably won't do much better than the regular Prius (ie. still better than most other cars on the road, but not spectacular). But if you do a lot of short trips, especially in urban areas, and can plug the car often (each night at home, at work, etc), it should do very well and save lots of fuel. The thing to remember is that the MPGe rating for plug-ins is a lot more fuzzy than the regular EPA MPG number because plug-in performance i...

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