PHOTO CAPTION: 2012 Toyota Prius PHV reportedly gets 95 MPGe compared to Volt's 94 MPGe

Prius Plug-In Beats Chevy Volt in MPGe Game

Toyota claims in both electric mode and hybrid, the Prius PHV offers better overall energy efficiency.

Published: 02-Feb-2012

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.


Toyota Prius Aqua/C is reputed to get 80+ mpg.

Based on Japan’s JC08 test cycle, the Aqua boasts a fuel economy of 35.4 kilometers per liter, or equivalent to 83 mpg.

Toyota Prus PHV qualifies for both $1,500 rebate and HOV lane access.

Plug-in Prius also eligible for California's $1,500 rebate on first come, first served basis.

2012 Toyota Prius C is rated at 53 mpg in city driving.

In its first three days on the market, it sold 1,201 units, outpacing sales of both Volt and Leaf for entire month of February 2012.


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