25 Jul '12, 8am

Is the Toyota Prius Plug-in a better option than the Vauxhall Ampera?: The Vauxhall/Opel Ampera (known in North

The Vauxhall/Opel Ampera (known in North America as the Chevrolet Volt) has quickly established itself as the leading range extended vehicle on the market. So it is a brave boast to claim another vehicle is superior. However, that is exactly what Toyota has done by issuing a Press release talking up the benefits of the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid (pictured) compared to its rival. It suggests that the Prius Plug-in offers advantages in terms of CO2 emissions, fuel economy and even pricing. It states that it offers the near silent, zero emissions performance of an electric vehicle and is able to run on a lithium-ion battery for 15.5miles at speeds up to 51mph before the highly efficient 1.8litre petrol engine takes over for a total driving range of 769miles. Compared to the Ampera, Toyota claims, thanks to a data calculation by Kwikcarcost, that it can offer a higher specifi...

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