Back in September 2010, Toyota’s head of product development, Takeshi Uchiyamada, announced that come 2012, the Japanese carmaker tries to get the plug-in hybrid segment by offering cheaper, more fuel efficient vehicles PHEVs in the world. Uchiyamada speaks is none other than the automaker plug-in Prius and admitted that the goal of Toyota is its price, “as close to the current version that customers really have to hesitate and reflect.”
Well, the Japanese Nikkei (sub. req.) Journal now reports that in 2014, all models come standard with Prius hybrid plug-in capabilities, and provide the ability to travel up to 37 miles per liter fuel (including electric-only mileage .) As mentioned, the electric range is about 12-14 miles, then this would translate into about 103 miles on the first gallon. In addition, says Nikkei, Toyota will be the price of these hybrids plug-in line with the current Prius. The Japanese automaker will focus on reducing the cost of batteries and other hybrid components that can offer the plug-in Prius at a price that is identical to its inability to take into account. Yes, please. Hat tip to David!