30 Nov '11, 12am

Toyota taking orders for Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Finally green car fans can rejoice – as Toyota has made the Prius Plug-in Hybrid (Prius PHV ) available for orders. Toyota is now taking orders through its dealerships across Japan ahead of an official launch on January 30, 2012. The vehicle will be sold at all Toyota, Toyota Corolla, Toyopet and Netz dealers in Japan with a sales target of 35,000-40,000 units per year. The Toyota Prius PHV is part of the Japanese carmaker’s efforts to accelerate the use of electric cars. It offers a high capacity lithium-ion battery with an electric vehicle cruising range of 16.4miles and fuel efficiency of 143mpg calculated between electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle driving modes. Its development focused on three areas: offering high environmental performance; product value and ease of use; and affordability. In an effort to ensure eco-conscious use of the vehicle, it comes with a new s...

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