https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... ped-lineup
- gaining the 5th seat is a big deal.
Over on Priuschat, we used to slam the gen 1 Volt for its 4 seats and inferior FE. When the gen 2 Volt came out, they sorta added a middle rear seat while boosting EV range + FE but on the plug-in Prius side, seat-wise, it went backwards to the Prime not having that middle rear seat.
I stumbled across http://www.cleanmpg.com/community/index ... 2F56478%2F
via an FB post... ignoring the numbers there and not knowing the pricing situation, I went thru https://www.edmunds.com/toyota/prius-pr ... egacy=true
and picked the cheapest Prime for my zip code and came to "Customer Cash Adjusted True Market Value" for $25,303. TrueCar claims the market average is $25,148.
mentions the Federal tax credit is still $4,502. For those in CA who don't make too much in $, they can get another $1000 CVRP (https://cleanvehiclerebate.org/eng/eligible-vehicles
). Those in PG&E-land can get another $800 (https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/s ... icles.page
). Two other utilities in CA provide EV/PHEV rebates (https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/rebates.aspx
$25,303 (not including tax and license) - $4,502 - $1,000 - $800 = $19,001
I can kinda see why Prius Prime sales are still doing ok in the US. Volt (limited inventory left) and C-Max Energi are gone. Car's pretty cheap after the above incentives and it's a cheap way for CA folks to get a car that can qualify for CA HOV stickers w/o having EV range anxiety. https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do ... s&id=41489
shows 54 mpg combined which is pretty high. And, CA gas prices are averaging $3.59/gal for regular at the moment per https://gasprices.aaa.com/?state=CA
I bet some of the Prius Primes will never or hardly be plugged in.
Was looking at https://www.cncda.org/wp-content/upload ... elease.pdf
and see that for 2019 thru June, the top selling non-Tesla plug-in vehicle was the Prius Prime.