My niece and her husband drove the new Prius, and reported as follows:
Max speed on battery - 62mph
Max range on battery - 11 (eleven) miles
The car she was interested in - $42,000+tax
She was told that it's a 1.5 hour charge with a 240V source.
She has driven my Volt and felt that it was a lot like her old BMW 3-series. The Prius (my opinion as well) is more like a Corolla.
I checked online, and those numbers appear to be correct.