12-13-2006, 01:05 PM
Autoexpress (UK) (http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/204210/toyota_prius.html) is saying the next Prius will get 113mpg in 2009. I assume that is not US mpg. The estimate may be Japan's version of the EPA. If so, this is about a 12% improvement over the Prius II (the Japanese EPA says it gets about 100mpg). Lithium batteries will be one of the major upgrades, both increasing EV range and passenger space at the same time.
12-13-2006, 01:29 PM
This is an image of the Prius III
___Autoexpress is rehashing some info about the Prius III they posted about in the spring. Either way, it is going to be fun ;)
Prius III hits 113mpg Imperial/94 mpg US. (http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=514)
___This was using the Japan 10/15 and with the new EPA, expect quite a bit less. Yoshi has been pointing to a 12 - 13% increase for some time now as well. With the diesel and a 9-mile PHEV Li-Ion, I don’t see how it could be a smallish 12 -13% increase?
___But you will also like the following. Don’t tell anybody but a upper level manager at Honda has hinted at something very big coming out of Honda and the way he said it, it does not sound like it’s only the diesel either ;) I won’t mention his name or who the second party was but I spoke with him about it just the other day and it is going to be big. I just hope it is as big as I hope!
12-13-2006, 05:12 PM
Maybe they will announce the:
Hybrid Serial Diesel. :D