The first generation plug-in Prius was a joke regarding electric range, now the second generation is expected to at least offer 30 electric miles range (EPA).
This time the plug and plugless versions will be different.
If the new plug-in version looks like the one above, it definitely looks better than the regular 4th Gen Prius.
It would be great if Toyota surprised everybody and announce a fully electric version. A Toyota Prius BEV with a 40 kWh battery and 150 EPA miles range if priced right could be a serious rival to 200 miles range but more expensive BEVs like the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt and Nissan Leaf 2.
Not to forget that September is also the arrival date of Hyundai IONIQ. We can expect the plug-in hybrid market to become very strong in the following months, specially now that German automakers are revealing new models every month.