Sales of the new Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid rocketed beyond the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt in April, according to recently released numbers from Toyota. We can’t say we’re totally surprised here at our Toyota dealership in New York, as it seems like almost everybody wants a Prius these days – 25,168 units were sold across the country in April alone! Toyota sold 1,654 plug-in Prius models, compared to 1,462 Volts sold by Chevy. And the Leaf? Only 370 left Nissan showrooms last month. It seems that drivers have spoken, and they’ve chosen the Prius Plug-in, its 1.5-hour charge time and its maximum efficiency rating of 95 MPGe. Of course we’re biased, but we think the majority of April’s plug-in hybrid buyers went with the smart decision!
Not everybody is a Prius fan, but most drivers do want to get as much mileage out of their vehicle as possible because less money spent on gas is more money spent on – well, whatever you like. For those of you who need the capability of a crossover, Toyota is developing a new RAV4 Electric Vehicle. Its last iteration debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show back in 2010, while the newest generation will be unveiled at the 26th Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles on Monday, May 7, so keep an eye out! Until then, you’re free to come down to New Country Toyota of Clifton Park to test out the capability of a gas-powered RAV4, or get behind the wheel of a brand new Prius, Prius c or even a Prius v. Isn’t it nice to have choices when it comes to saving on gas?