Toyota announced today that it has launched a new Online Order System that will launch later this year for the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, known as the most advanced Prius yet.
“The first phase of the Online Order System, called Priority Registration, will launch on Earth Day, April 22, 2011,” Toyota said. Customers who are interested in being one of the first to own a Prius Plug-in can log on to www.toyota.com/plugin and complete their registration on the site. Toyota’s Priority Registration allows the customer first access to the Online Order System when it becomes available later in the year.”
The Online ORder System will allow those interested the ability to configure their vehicle straight from their web browser, select their dealership of choice (within 15 launch states), and track their order through production, distribution and delivery.
The Toyota Prius Plug-in will begin arriving at Toyota dealers in 15 launch states in spring 2012, with a nationwide roll-out in 2013. The 15 launch states include the following: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii*, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington.
Refresher: The Toyota Prius plug-in can be driven approximately 13 miles on battery power at speeds up to 60 mph. It takes only three hours to fully charge on a 110 volt outlet, and only 1.7 hours on 220 volts. Once the battery is depleted, the Prius plug-in will go back to a standard hybrid powertrain, the same setup in the normal Prius.
– By: Omar Rana