Toyota is bringing new generation hybrid Plug-in Cars. The car is expected to launch in 2012. It is Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (Prius PHV). Based on the 3rd generation Prius, Prius PHV combines the proven practicality of Hybrid Synergy Drive with compact, lightweight lithium-ion batteries to extend its fully electricdriving range.
The electric drivingPrius PHV is the best of both worlds: electric-only driving for a maximum of approximately 13 miles, plus an anticipated 50 MPG-rated hybrid driving that totally eliminates range anxiety, full recharging from a standard 110V household electric outlet in only 3 hours, the proven reliability of Prius HSD (Hybrid Synergy Drive®).
The price hasn’t been set yet. So wait for the Toyota’s next surprise.