(RICHMOND, Calif.) -- Toyota unveiled the new Prius Plug-in Hybrid at the annual Green Drive Expo in Richmond, Va. Friday.
The newest member of the Prius family features the benefits of the standard Prius model's hybrid vehicle operation, more affordable pricing than pure electric or range-extender type vehicles and a quick home charging option that uses a standard AC outlet.
The 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid seats five is slated to achieve 87 miles per gallon equivalent in combined driving and 49 mpg in hybrid mode. In keeping with the continuity of former Prius models, the new Prius will feature the same Hybrid Synergy Drive system that seamlessly shifts the car into hybrid operation at a pre-determined state of battery charge
More than one million Prius models have been sold in the U.S. since the first-generation model was introduced for model-year 2001.
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