Competition inspires creativity. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the EV and PHEV market. Toyota essentially created the plug-in hybrid market with its first Prius in 1997 (they went on sale in the US in 2000). Since then, a lot of players have joined the game. Rather than rest on its laurels, the company has dug deep and will release a next-gen Toyota Prius in 2016.
The last generation was released as a 2010 model. Details are scarce but Green Car Reports has managed to get a hold of a few details. The new generation of Toyota Prius will still feature the nickel-metal hydride battery pack. This comes in base models. The Eco model option will come equipped with a lithium-ion battery, likely giving the Prius a few more miles per gallon.
Beyond the next-gen Toyota Prius, the automaker will also be releasing its hydrogen fuel-cell sedan, which utilizes exemplary zero-emission technology, next year in California. Assuming it does well (and we know it will), it should be available in all of the US in a few years.
The bottom line: Toyota is hard at work giving its fans a lot of options. Come and explore these great options today at Phil Wright Toyota!