Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Sad Tale Of The Prius Plug-In

A nice little article from InsideEVs...

Toyota has “withdrawn” early from the first version of the plug-in hybrid Prius, which has led to a sales flop in 2015.
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The new Prius Plug-In Hybird is to be available in late 2016 or in 2017...

It’s sad that plug-in progress from one of the largest car makers was so heavily slowed down intentionally. In the early years of US plug-in vehicle sales, the Toyota Prius PHV was the 2nd best seller in 2012,  3rd in 2013, but has dropped to 9th for 2015 – next year we estimate a ~25th place finish.  Ouch.