Toyota unveiled the all-new 2010 Toyota Prius at the Detroit Auto Show last month. Initially the new Prius will only be offered with the current nickel-metal hydride batteries, but sometime in 2010 a plug-in Prius will be introduced.
According to Bill Reinert, Toyota Motor Sales USA’s national alternative-fuel vehicle manager, the Prius plug-in hybrid has been averaging 65 mpg in combined gas and electic mode testing.
“That is real-world driving,” Reinert told Automotive News. “I ask my guys to drive them as you drive your normal Prius.”
The non plug-in hybrid 2010 Prius gets an estimated combined 50 mpg.