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Japan: Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid is doing 134.5 mpg

The Japanese based automaker Toyota has recently announced that the new Prius Plug-in Hybrid has been rated at 134.5 mpg (2.1 l/100 km) and 49 g/km CO2 emissions.

With the 2012 Geneva Motor Show being right after that next corner, the car companies are taking the battlefield to a whole new level, trying every day to place their models into the spotlights one more time, ahead of their official debut at the Swiss automotive event on the 6th of March. This is exactly the case of the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, which is highlighted one more time ahead of its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show, with the company announcing its average fuel consumption of 134.5 mpg UK, which is translated into 2.1 liters every 100 km.

The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid is powered by the same 1.8 liter petrol engine, which is developing 98 horsepower, helped by an electric motor, which is generating 81 horsepower, and by a 4.4 kWh lithium-ion battery. This gives the model a total output of 134 horsepower, enabling it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.7 seconds before hitting a top speed of 180 km/h (112 mph). More details on the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid will be announced at the Geneva Motor Show.


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