Commonly Asked Prius Plug-In Hybrid Questions

Can I drive without gasoline in the tank?

You should never drive the Prius Plug-in Hybrid without gasoline in the tank. While, under certain conditions, you may drive on electricity alone, the vehicle requires gasoline to operate properly.

Will the Prius Plug-in Hybrid qualify for the federal tax incentive?

Individual purchasers of a Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicle may be able to take advantage of the Federal Qualified Plugin Electric Drive Motor Vehicle tax credit. The Prius Plug-in may qualify for an additional state tax credit in addition to the federal credit. The Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicle tax credit is currently estimated to be $2,500. For more information, please visit fueleconomy.gov (http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/taxphevb.shtml). 

Do I need extra charging equipment for a Prius Plug-in Hybrid?

The car comes with a standard 120V charging cable. Toyota strongly recommends a heavier-duty 15-amp or 20-amp wall receptacle with GFCI (Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupter) and a dedicated 15-amp or 20-amp circuit for use with your charging cable. If you would like additional information, contact Toyota's approved provider, Leviton®, at (855) 5-PLUGIN or www.leviton.com/toyota.

Are there any additional benefits to owning Prius Plug-in Hybrid?

The ToyotaCare no cost maintenance plan for the Prius Plug-in Hybrid covers normal factory scheduled maintenance for 2 years/25,000 miles, whichever comes first, from the date of first use. In addition, the Prius Plug-in Hybrid comes with 3 years of roadside assistance, from the date of first use. In the event of an emergency where roadside assistance cannot be contacted, a Tire Repair System is standard equipment.

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