Toyota Prius Plug-In capable of sustaining the daily driving costs for motorists

Article by Christian Andrei, on July 25, 2012

The environmental profile of Toyota’s new Prius Plug-in wouldn’t fail to impress with its extended all-electric driving range, very low CO2 emissions and outstanding fuel economy when operating in full hybrid mode. With these attributes, the new Prius Plug-in would be capable of sustaining the daily driving costs for motorists.

The Prius Plug-in in the UK is unmatched as no other model currently available is capable of what its Hybrid Synergy Drive full hybrid powertrain can do. Like an electric vehicle, it is nearly totally silent and it makes zero emissions. But it can be driven on its lithium-ion battery for about 15.5 miles and in speeds of up to 51mph.

When the battery charge drops to a certain level, the hybrid system kicks in so there’s no need to worry whether the car has sufficient power to get to its destination. The hybrid system comes with a very efficient 1.8-litre petrol engine.

The Vauxhall Ampera uses a petrol engine as a “range extender” to support the electric motor but the Prius Plug-in has a higher specification and more seats. The Plug-in could also save nearly £2,000 on costs over three years/60,000 miles with a wider range and faster battery charging time.

If you liked the article, share on:


Login or Create new account to add a comment!


Many have been excited with the impending arrival of the next-generation Jeep Wrangler and the new 2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, which is slated to be the brand’s new range-topping model....
by - October 21, 2016
Chevrolet has taken the wraps off its new Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). Tagged as the most extreme fuel-cell-powered...
by - October 21, 2016
Honda has unveiled the fifth generation of its hot-selling SUV – the 2017 Honda CR-V. The latest iteration of the CR-V should help it maintain its benchmark status in the...
by - October 21, 2016
Many are already expecting BMW to launch an ultra luxurious SUV that will serve at its new flagship by late 2018. Larger than the X5 and X6, the new X7...
by - October 21, 2016
Most of you may have heard or already have one of those autonomous home appliances doing the house chores. Thus, it’s not anymore unusual to see a car going places...
by - October 20, 2016