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TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid

2013 Toyota Prius Hybrid first drive

PHEV has a modest electric but that’s not necessarily all bad

Fuji, — How much electric range is too In the case of pure electric it’s a moot question. of cramming a car with so many that there’s no room for people and their stuff, battery technology isn’t close to matching the driving of an internal-combustion engine.

At this point in the game, the is: if only.

Ask the same question a Plug-In Hybrid Electric (PHEV), and the answer isn’t obvious. A PHEV still has a powertrain so it can already match or the range of regular vehicles. The is, how much of that range be in pure electric (EV) and how much in hybrid (HEV)

Or put another way, why does the new Prius Plug-in Hybrid a EV range of only about 25 after a full recharge the Chevrolet Volt can typically go 60 km it needs to fire up its gas engine?

One simple answer to that is that the home market is to the plug-in Prius, and in Japan people driver fewer 20 kilometres per day.


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TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid

But before we dig deeper, back up a bit and define our terms. A hybrid vehicle (HEV) an internal-combustion engine (ICE) one or more electric motor/generators In some cases (mild the ICE always drives the car but may receive from the EMG; in others hybrid) the EMG can power the vehicle on its own for distances at low speeds.

Either way, all recharging of the takes place on board, the EMG reversing roles to act as a generator, either by the ICE directly, or by the road through regenerative braking.

At the other extreme we have BEVs (Battery Electric which are powered solely by the and electric motor and which need to be recharged by plugging an external source.

The plug-in electric vehicle (PHEV) is a of HEV and BEV. Toyota believes by encouraging early popularisation of vehicles, PHEVs are the ideal to full BEVs or fuel-cell vehicles.

While retaining its regular hybrid power pack, a receives a larger battery that can be recharged by plugging it a wall socket or charging Bigger than in a conventional but still much smaller a pure BEV would need, the battery pack is sized to let you a certain distance on battery before the car reverts to normal HEV

Continued: More EV range less of other things

TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid
TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid
TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid

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