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  1. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web i3 and Prime

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    This one cranks my tractor: 2018 STUDY - Automotive Science Group

    The Toyota Prius Prime topped ASG’s 2018 API (cars), earning ASG’s Best All-Around Performance title. In the 18th year since the Prius was introduced to the North American market – the Prius has finally come of age.

    When the Prius was first launched in the U.S. market in 2000, the world’s first mass-produced hybrid boasted of its 41 MPG combined (city/hwy). With a 117.5 lb. NI-MH battery pack and a curb weight of 2765 lbs., Toyota lead the industry into the hybrid era with this compact model. 18 years later, the Prius Two Eco is equipped with a lighter lithium Ion battery that achieves 56 MPG combined – a notable 15 MPG improvement.

    To see what this improvement means in CO2 terms, ASG conducted a comparative life-cycle assessment, and found the 2000 Prius to hold 295 grams of CO2-e emissions per mile driven life-time (attributing CO2 emissions from raw material extraction, processing and manufacturing, through vehicle use with fuel inputs, to vehicle end-of-life). ASG found the 2018 Prius Eco to hold 226 grams of CO2-e emissions per mile driven life-time, a 23% reduction over the 2000 model and a significant stride without a full technology leap.

    While this is notable, the model that places the Prius at the top of ASG’s 2018 API, is the Prius Prime. Toyota is bridging the technological gap once again and leading us into the battery electric era with this plug-in hybrid model, featuring 133 MPG-e and a 25-mile all-electric capability. According to ASG, this lithium-ion plug-in hybrid model holds 181 grams of CO2-e emissions per mile driven life-time, a life-cycle carbon footprint that is 39% less than the first generation Prius.

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    Excellent progress.
    An increase in battery capacity 50 - 100% will be the next giant stride.

    In my world there are two cars worthy of purchase: The Prius Prime or a Tesla. I've turned into a Tesla fanatic but the Prime is a worthy alternative.
     
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  3. Tideland Prius

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    2018 Toyota Prius Prime Review | Car Reviews | Auto123
     
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    Published a year ago and with a few 'opps', a nice review by Nikki:


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    Good review for Toyota to watch. :)
     
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    I hate reviews that comment on the looks of the vehicle. That's the only thing I don't need others to tell me about. You say it looks good? Well, that's your opinion You say it looks bad? Well that's still your opinion. I can tell perfectly well if it looks good or not. Talk about the things that the layman doesn't know or think to inquire about.
     
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