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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.

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