28
February
2012
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00:00
Europe/Amsterdam

Final homologation confirms improved prius plug-in hybrid performance

  • EV range increased to 25 km
  • 49 g/km and fuel consumption of 2.1 l/100 km
  • Automatically switches to full hybrid mode with 85 g/km and 3.7 l/100 km when EV range is depleted

The final homologation results for Prius Plug-in Hybrid confirm its increased environmental performance

The car's 25 kilometre pure electric driving range means it can cover the majority of urban journeys and daily commutes in zero emissions mode and at only 90 minutes using a conventional plug, recharging is quick.

Combined fuel consumption1 is confirmed at just 2.1 l/100 km with CO2 emissions of only 49 g/km.

And when the EV battery is depleted, the Prius Plug-in Hybrid switches into the highly efficient full hybrid (HV) mode, delivering a class-leading CO2 of just 85 g/km and consuming only 3.7 l/100 km.

This leading performance helps Prius Plug-in Hybrid to deliver a total driving range in excess of 1,200 km .

Furthermore, thanks to cleverly packaged full hybrid components, the Prius Plug-in Hybrid offers comfortable seating capacity for five adults and a fully useable boot capacity of 443 litres.

The latest addition to Toyota's Prius family will be launched in the summer of 2012, with starting prices below &euro37,000 in Germany and £31,0003 in UK.

Summary information — Prius Plug-in Hybrid

AREA VALUE NOTES
EV range 25 km Increased from first estimate of 23 km
Charging time approx. 90 mins
Homologated CO2 49 g/km In EV/HV mode
Homologated consumption 2.1 l/100 km In EV/HV mode
CO2 in hybrid mode 85 g/km In HV mode only
Consumption in hybrid mode 3.7l/100km In HV mode only
Fuel tank capacity 45 litres
Total driving range > 1,200 km 25 km EV + 1,216 km HV = 1,241 km total
Vehicle weight 1,425-1,450 kg Only 50 kg heavier than regular Prius
Seating capacity 5 persons
Luggage space 443 litres Similar to regular Prius