Are you a fan of our hybrid Toyota Prius, but just a little hesitant to step into the land of plug-in hybrids? Let us at Cumberland Toyota calm your fears as we walk you through what it actually means to own a Prius Plug-in.
The Toyota Prius Plug-in functions essentially the same as the classic Prius, but with the added amenity of an electric engine, which provides 15 all-electric miles.
True to its name, the Plug-in’s electric engine does need to be charged via a qualified outlet. A qualified outlet is simply any standard outlet at home with a dedicated 15 amp circuit. Using the charging cable conveniently tucked inside a hidden compartment in the trunk, your Prius will be fully recharged in three hours.
You can also choose to use the available 240-volt electronic vehicle supply outlet. Your car will be ready to hit the road in just 90 minutes.
Perhaps you don’t have time to wait 90 minutes to three hours to charge your vehicle every 15 miles. We understand. In a seamless transition, the hybrid’s sophisticated gas engine kicks in automatically, ensuring you’ll be able to reach your destination between charges.