EPA Rates Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid at 11 Miles of Electric-Only Range

By · February 28, 2012

Toyota Prius Plug-in

The EPA has rated the Toyota Prius Plug-in at 95 MPGe, but only 11 miles of electric-only range.

As the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in begins to arrive at US dealerships, Toyota wants potential buyers to be aware of the fact that the plug-in Prius is eligible for the State of California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Program (CVRP). Designed to promote the use of clean vehicle technologies, the $1,500 CVRP incentive is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is in addition to the $2,500 federal tax credit offered on the 2012 Prius Plug-in hybrid. In addition, the Prius Plug-in is eligible for the State of California’s High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) green sticker.

Now that the Prius Plug-in is officially on sale in the US, Toyota has released its EPA-confirmed numbers. According to Toyota, the Prius Plug-in has an EPA-rated electric-only range of up to 11 miles. Additionally, during "EV Mode" driving, the Prius Plug-in is rated at 95MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent). In hybrid mode, the plug-in Prius returns an EPA combined mileage rating of 50 mpg. Total driving range for the plug-in Prius is listed at up to 540 miles.

The base MSRP for the Prius Plug-in is $32,000, though the Advanced version starts at $39,525. Initially, the Prius Plug-in will only be available in the following 14 states: California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia. A nationwide rollout is scheduled for 2013.

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