Prius Plug-In Beats Chevy Volt in MPGe Game
Japanese automaker Toyota has fired a warning shot across General Motors’ bow today with a revised set of gas mileage figures for the soon-to-be-launched 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid.
Announced by Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bob Carter, official economy figures in electric-only mode have been improved from 87 miles-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe) to 95 MPGe.
On paper, that makes the 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid get better economy in electric-only mode than the extended-range Chevrolet Volt, which has an official electric-only rating of 94 MPGe.
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