Toyota Introduces New 107 MPG Prius Hybrid


Aol Autos - August 14, 2011

Toy­ota will intro­duce the clean­est and most-tech­ni­cal­ly advanced Prius built to date at next month’s auto show in Frank­furt, Ger­many. A new­ly designed, com­pact lithi­um-ion bat­tery enables the new plug-in Prius hybrid to achieve a remark­ably low fuel con­sump­tion rat­ing of 2.2 liters per 100 kilo­me­ters (107 miles per gal­lon U.S.) and CO2 emis­sions of just 49 grams per kilo­me­ter. It will go up to 20 km (or 13.4 miles) on bat­tery pow­er alone. The Prius plug-in hybrid will be on sale in the U.S. in ear­ly 2012 and in Europe next sum­mer.