Toyota was the first to bring a plug-in hybrid vehicle to the market with the original Prius Plug-in. Now we have moved the technology forward in a second generation model which can cover double the distance – more than 30 miles – and achieve much higher speeds in all-electric, emissions-free driving.
The new Prius Plug-in is built on the same Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform as the standard, full hybrid Prius. Combined with specifically tuned suspension, this delivers much-improved handling dynamics and a more enjoyable and rewarding drive. Performance has been improved by Toyota’s first Dual Motor EV Drive system and a larger, higher capacity lithium-ion hybrid battery. Battery charging speed increased by 65 per cent – two hours for a full charge.
Prius Plug-in also benefits from a number of new technologies that increase efficiency, performance and practicality, significantly enhancing the model’s all-round appeal. Its technological breakthroughs include a Dual Motor EV drive system and a Battery Warming system, plus two world firsts: an EV range-extending solar roof and gas-injection heat pump air conditioning. Toyota Safety Sense active safety systems featured as standard, plus Toyota Touch 2 with Go infotainment and navigation, colour head-up display, auto-dimming, auto-retracting door mirrors, heated front seats.