Prius Plug-in Hybrid is the perfect fit for those who want a hybrid car with the benefits of extended electric vehicle (EV) driving. It is the most dynamic Prius yet, delivering an unforgettable driving experience with smooth handling and powerful performance, while you can be confident in the knowledge that you are also being incredibly efficient.
A plug-in hybrid combines the characteristics of an electric vehicle and a hybrid. Like an electric car, a plug-in hybrid can recharge its batteries directly from a household electricity supply. At the same time, it can also run efficiently on a petrol engine like a hybrid vehicle, meaning you don’t have to be concerned about running out of charge on longer journeys.
This video explains the energy management flow of the all-new Toyota Plug-in Hybrid system.
All hybrids use both a gasoline engine and a battery-driven electric motor to share the work of driving the vehicle. It’s just a question of where the electricity comes from.The key difference between a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid is whether the battery can be charged by plugging into an electric outlet.
With a fully charged battery and a full tank, Prius Prime’s range is some 1,035 kilometres†. If a quick charge station is available at your office, favourite restaurant, or home, and if you travel less than 40 kilometres each way before you arrive, your entire round-trip will use no gasoline.