Toyota has announced the official EU Co2 emissions and economy figures for the new Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. Figures released show the Prius Plug-In Hybrid emits 49g/km of Co2 on the combined cycle and can travel 134.5 miles on one gallon of petrol. This new Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid proves to be the most efficient Toyota ever.
This latest addition to Toyota’s Prius family will be launched in the summer of 2012, with starting prices below £30,000 OTR, inclusive of the UK government’s Plug-in Car Grant. The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid offers a flexible performance so the driver will not be anxious about the distance the car can cover. Thanks to its powertrain which combines an electric motor, a lithium-ion battery and a petrol engine drivers can cover more than 15.5 miles in EV mode using power from its hybrid battery after which the car will switch to power from its full hybrid system including the 1.8 litre VVT-I petrol engine., once switched the car delivers CO2 emissions of 85 g/km and economy of 76.4mpg, an improvement on the emissions and fuel economy of the standard Prius. This leading performance helps to deliver a total driving range of 769 miles.
The class-leading economy of the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid does not come at the expense of the packaging either. The car continues to offer the same interior space as the standard Prius, with seating for five and 443 litres of bootspace.