2011 Prius PHEV-13 Impressions... And they are good ones :)

Discussion in 'Toyota Prius Family' started by xcel, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    With this type of driving regimen, an expected range per tank of fuel would reach out and touch with the ~ 12.0 gallons of fuel available?

    From the observed weeks 47/53% BEV/HEV ratio and 74 mpg over the 103 miles, the following drops out…

    888 miles on gasoline and 787 miles on electricity for a 1,675 miles per tank.

    Wayne
     
  2. msantos

    msantos Eco Accelerometrist

    Hi Wayne;

    Excellent info & Pics.

    I would certainly have bought one of these if they were available a few weeks ago when I bought my second 3G Prius (2011). :eek:

    Oh well. Good things come to those who wait, right? So I guess I'll have to wait for this one now.

    Cheers;


    MSantos
     
  3. bestmapman

    bestmapman Fighting untruth and misinformation

    Hi Wayne,

    How long are you going to have the PHEV until.
     
  4. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Super Moderator Staff Member

    Aaaannnnddd, it's gone.

    He had it for a week and then he headed to Tennessee to play with diesels. ;)
     
  5. herm

    herm Well-Known Member

    The Nissan Versa 1.3L diesel with the 6 speed stick?.. nahh, I must be dreaming.
     
  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    The Press Fleet handlers called me on Friday just before they were going to pick it up and asked if I would like to keep it until Monday… What do you think I said ;)

    The 2012 Prius PHEV-14 spec sheet is up and here is the final screen shots as it is being charged before the Press Fleet group (STI) arrives to pick it up. I thought they deserved a full charge to complete that first 11 + miles vs. consuming fuel at 40 mpg or less like the drivers normally would so it is receiving its last charge as it sits in the drive.

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    As posted previously, the Prius PHEV-14 even with its somewhat small, stated 5.2 kWh (actual probably around 6.5 to 6.7 kWh) Li-Ion pack is enough to really limit fuel consumption. The dreaded short trips in a Prius thanks to the harsh warm-up hit actually become trips that do not worry you thanks to the opportunity charging you always have at home.

    The above now includes (2) RT 40 + mile all-highway drives to Milwaukee’s Mitchell Airport and back and a number of short trips to the Home Depot, grocery store plus relative and friend visits.

    Will it compete with a VOLT or LEAF? No but that is not what the Prius PHEV-14 was intended to do. Remember that the Volt has a 35-mile gas tank that costs $10,000. The LEAF has a 73-mile gas tank that costs somewhere in the area of $15,000. The Prius has an ~ 12-mile gas tank that costs around $4,000. Those are expensive gas tanks even with gasoline at $10.00 per gallon, running at ~ 100-mpg for most of your driving. Where the PHEVs lose out is when you hit the open road for a cross country type drive. When punching out 400 + miles/day, a PHEV and especially a BEV make little sense. For most however; local driving with opportunity charging proves the possibly $27 to $29K Prius PHEV-14’s can really make a dent in ones liquid fuel consumption.

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    Wayne
     
  7. Sledge

    Sledge I like owls with captions

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