The new Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid gets its official CO2 emissions and economy figures: 49 g/km and fuel economy of 134.5mpg.
The fuel economy figure is the most remarkable. It’s been proved as well, as the car recently traveled from Guildford to Gloucester using only one gallon of fuel.
The plug-in version of the Prius sees huge improvement over the standard hybrid car. When the EV battery is depleted, the Prius Plug-In Hybrid automatically switches into HV mode (with CO2 emissions of 85g/km and 76.4mpg).
The car also has an electric range of 15.5 miles which is enough for urban driving in a day. What’s more Toyota claims it has faster charge time than all other EVs on the market, at only 90 minutes using a conventional plug.
So,, to sum things up, the Prius Plug-in Hybrid is a family car with seating for five and 443 litres of bootspace, a range of 769 miles, and a base price of below £30,000 OTR, inclusive of the UK government’s Plug-in Car Grant. Good.