It has been more than ten years since the car detail Toyota Prius started its global marketing. At this point the most popular hybrid of all is close to reaching a new milestone with the market introduction of the Toyota Prius Hybrid Electric Plug or Plug-In Hybrid. The most important milestone, in fact, is the ability to recharge the batteries using conventional any power to take advantage of autonomous operation in electric mode and the capacity of its lithium-ion battery.
Until now, the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid was part of a pilot program in which some units were distributed worldwide with the aim of exploring the possibilities of a Toyota Prius plug-in. Beyond this first hurdle and the final model is ready for launch and marketing throughout 2012. Still do not know much of their specifications, but we can ensure that a combined cycle consumption of 2.2 litres/100 approved will km and emissions of CO2 of 49 g / km.
The consumption figures may be misleading. Approval of consumption has been obtained considering that lithium ion batteries were how much fully charged my car worth, which implies that over a period of X km (do not know exactly how many) will be circulated in full mode electric. So from the moment the battery is empty, and if we do not stop to refuel, consumption would tend to approach those obtained by conventional car Toyota Prius.
However the idea of moving for a few tens of miles without consuming a single gallon of fuel we can convey that probably most of our daily trips gasoline consumption would be significantly reduced or even is null.
The Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid will join other extended-range hybrid Opel Ampera as itself, making it the ideal alternative to currently marketed hybrids and achieving significant benefits, such as autonomy, respect to the first batch of electric who have come to the market.
Although many important car wash details need to know about the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, for example price. The use of lithium ion batteries portends that the price will increase significantly compared to a conventional Toyota Prius. For now Toyota says it will be relatively affordable given that among other things use the same Hybrid Synergy Drive and amortized hybrids have been commercially for years.
The final model of Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid will be presented in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.