The new Prius Plug-in is eligible for California rebate and HOV lane

In electric mode, the Prius Plug-in has a top speed of 62 mph, a range of 11 miles, and an efficiency rating of 95MPGe.

 

As Toyota’s new Prius Plug-in begins to arrive at dealerships, the company announced this week that it has been approved for the State of California's Clean Vehicle Rebate Program. The state program offers a $1,500 rebate to buyers of new EVs or PHEVs, in addition to the $2,500 federal tax credit. Customers who lease a vehicle for 36 months or longer can also claim the rebate, which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Prius drivers can also use California's High Occupancy Vehicle lanes.

In electric mode, the Prius Plug-in has a top speed of 62 mph, a range of 11 miles, and an efficiency rating of 95MPGe. In hybrid mode, its combined mileage rating is 50 mpg (about the same as the plain old hybrid Prius).

The new PHEV will go on sale in 14 states this year, and will be available nationwide in 2013. The base model starts at 32 grand, and has all the usual modern features. The Prius Plug-in Advanced model adds even more high-tech goodies, including Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Pre-Collision System and LED headlamps, and starts at $39,525.

 

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