Now is a great time to consider Toyota’s Prius Plug-In. With the recent announcement of a severe price-cut on the upcoming 2014 models, the Prius Plug-in will give other electric vehicles a run for their money. Toyota is making it easier for customers to afford a greener, more fuel-efficient vehicle.
A fully charged Prius Plug-In will run in electric-only (EV) mode for 11 miles then it automatically and seamlessly transfers to hybrid mode. In hybrid mode, it is rated at 51 mpg city/49 mpg highway.
Combined driving in EV and hybrid modes rates the car at 95 mpg. For the person who makes continuous short-trips, the Prius Plug-In can go for weeks without using gas. It is recommended, however, to refill the gas tank at least every three months.
It takes just three hours to charge the Prius Plug-In on a standard 120 v household current or one and one half hours on a 240 v current. There are public options for charging electric vehicles. Smart phone users can download a free app called RECARGO that lists nearby charging sites, maps local charging stations, and lists reviews from people who have used various chargers.
Public charging stations can be found near shopping areas, public transportation hubs, larger corporations, state tollway offices, auto dealerships, hospitals, banks, county facilities, et al.
Many other exciting features can be explained by Peter M. Murray, Certified Sales Manager or Elizabeth Elkerton, Sales & Leasing Consultant, at Dan Wolf Toyota of Naperville, 1488 W. Ogden Av, Naperville, IL 60540, 630-357-1578, www.danwolf.com.