The world has radically changed since a few decades ago when people only knew of gas as the sole power behind making vehicles move. In the modern world, gas has become a commodity of demanding price, making alternative sources for powering cars quite needed. So for a car that allows you to travel on gas which can be converted into energy for a battery to keep you going, you need a hybrid. If you want to never have to need the gas at all, you need the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid.
As far as appearance goes, the Prius Plug-in hybrid is not much different to the original Prius hybrid, except perhaps for the addition of a space to put away the plug. It still has the sensible design that delivers the message of a greener environment and the no nonsense exterior to prevent distractions.
Looking at the interior of the Prius Plug-in, you would really be impressed at how wisely the engineers maximized the space inside the frankly small car. With the amount of legroom inside, people would have no problem getting comfy even with a full load. The design for the consol is also quite sensible, with the temperature control and navigation system logically positioned to prevent confusion.
In terms of performance, those looking to lessen fuel expenses will find nothing to worry about as a full charge of the Prius Plug-in would be more than enough for a drive around town without even needing the gas. If the electric charge should happen to run out however, the Plug-in will simply revert to hybrid mode and allow you to continue moving.