Ive been going back and forth about which Prius to get I've considered all the options. I have a 30 mile all freeway commute to work. So this makes the plug in sound not so wise but one big plus to the plug in: I would get to use the HOV lane everyday to and from work. I'm just torn on if the extra 10k or so is worth it to shorten my commute. It would probably shave half an hour off my afternoon commute (60 min to 30-40) and cut 5-10 off my morning commute. At work we do have charging stations as well right outside my office.