Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular all over the US. They offer an exceptionally green performance, cutting way down on harmful auto emissions that cause smog. They also save you a ton of fuel on gas; the Toyota RAV4 EV, for example, runs entirely on electric charge, while the Toyota Prius Plug-in runs both on electric charge and hybrid technology. Either way, these new Toyota in Orlando offer you an affordable and eco-friendly way to get around town. However, how do you know if one of these new Toyota options is a solid bet for your next car?
As the Toyota RAV4 EV isn’t available here in Central Florida yet, we’ll take a closer look at the new Toyota Prius Plug-in. We don’t have any of these innovative electric-hybrid mixes at Toyota of Orlando or Toyota of Clermont at the moment, but they’ll make their way here in the foreseeable future! Why not start thinking ahead and deciding if this eco-friendly vehicle is a good choice for you? We’ve got some helpful questions for you to ask yourself as you start to ponder the issue!
Should you invest in the Toyota Prius Plug-in?
How much do you drive? The Orlando Toyota Prius Plug-in offers drivers 50 mpg in hybrid mode, and 95 mpge in electric mode. If you find yourself hitting the road pretty often, this fuel efficiency will save you big bucks at the gas pump.
Where does your daily commute take you? If you travel city or suburban streets, then the Toyota Prius Plug-in is a great bet as you’ll reap all the rewards of major fuel economy. If you hit the highway more often than not, you’ll still see great efficiency, but can probably also make do with a traditional hybrid or even a gasoline-powered vehicle.
How long is your drive time? The Toyota Prius Plug-in can go up to eleven miles on a single charge; after that, it can switch over to hybrid capabilities so you’re not left stranded. If you have a short commute, this could help you save big time!
How much are you willing to spend on a car? This new Toyota in Orlando kicks off at a starting MSRP of $32,000; it may seem pricey, but the savings you’ll incur on fuel costs will definitely add up. Are you willing to pay a little more right off the bat and reap the rewards down the road to make up for it?
Are you comfortable with charging your car? It seems odd, we know. You charge your laptop, phone, and tablet on a daily basis, but who ever goes home and plugs in their vehicle? This new Toyota can plug right into the wall of your garage – it comes with a special charging cord, and you can plug it in and walk away. Most cities also have public charging stations, although the number of them will vary. Is that a feasible option for you? If not, you may want to consider a traditional hybrid vehicle instead!
Let our Orlando Toyota dealerships help you weigh the options!
Still not sure if a new Toyota Prius Plug-in is for you? Why not come down and chat with a sales specialist at Toyota of Orlando (3575 Vineland Road) or Toyota of Clermont (16851 State Road 50)? We can help you decide and find the right car in no time!