The new Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
The new Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid features a new, more compact lithium-ion battery which has been developed to meet Toyota’s rigorous standards for reliability. The new battery offers extended EV (electric power only) range, enabling the Toyota Prius PHEV to achieve the remarkable fuel efficiency of 128.4mpg and to lower CO2 emissions to 49 g/km almost half the standard Prius.
The new Toyota Prius Plug-in becomes the flagship of the Toyota Prius range, a showcase for new technologies and further advances in hybrid technology. In 2012 it will join an expanded Toyota hybrid range consisting of the Toyota Prius, the British-built Toyota Auris hybrid, the new, seven-seat Toyota Prius+ and the new Toyota Yaris hybrid, demonstrating Toyota’s commitment to introduce Hybrid Synergy Drive technology to the wider market.