Lake worth car dealers supportive of toyotas research of plug in prius option

Lake Worth car dealers supportive of Toyota's research of plug-in Prius option

The 2012 plug-in Prius model will be here before we know it and Toyota plans to be ready and have the car market-ready by piloting a program for the car through several groups around the United States. Lake Worth Toyota Prius customers will appreciate this window into the new plug-in as a preview to what they can purchase in a few months.
After announcing the program several months ago, Toyota has specifically named some of the groups who will be leasing the plug-in Prius and recording and sharing data on how the cars function. Some of them include Qualcomm, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Portland State University, University of Colorado, University of California, Berkeley, and Southern California Air Quality Management District.
These and other groups will use about 150 of the plug-in Prius models or PHEVs. Lake Worth Toyota Prius looks forward to being able to track the data including miles driven, fuel economy, charge incidents and other factors. Your Lake Worth car dealer will have more information as these reports begin to come in.
The plug-in Prius runs on a lithium-ion battery, and this particular one is unique in that it has three compartments which are depleted one as a time. As one battery compartment is depleted the engine automatically switches to the next one.
Customers of Lake Worth car dealers may have to wait until some of the pilot group data comes in to find out just how far the PHEV can go on one charge, how long it takes to charge up and what the cost of charging the battery will be.
Toyota does promise this all-electric Prius with a lithium-ion battery will provide higher speeds and go for longer distances than previous hybrids. We don’t have specific numbers on those stats either, but bigger and longer is better, right?
One big question is whether these plug-in vehicles will be come popular and mainstream enough to trigger the creation of public charging stations. I my opinion this is still many years away, but it is something for young entrepreneurs to contemplate. Lake Worth Toyota Prius dealers would love to see this come about quickly to encourage more drivers of the all-electric cars.
It might be a chicken and egg question. Will the purchases of all-electric vehicles be massive enough to make public charging stations profitable? (If not, perhaps the federal government would like to step in and finance them.) Will people avoid buying them if there are no convenient places to charge them outside the home? Or will people wait for “everyone else” to buy one and a support infrastructure is put into place for all-electrics? It might all come down to the Prius pilot program data.

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