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Toyota Prius PHV Electric Cars

Toyota and EDF Energy launch UK Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle programme

Would you like a car offers over 100mpg? How CO2 emissions of just 59g/km? s what we had the chance to drive Two things shouldn t come as a though: it was a Toyota hybrid, and it the familiar Prius badge. But was unlike any Prius we had experienced

This was Prius PHV.

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Would you like a car offers over 100mpg? How CO2 emissions of just 59g/km? s what we had the chance to drive

Two things shouldn t come as a though: it was a Toyota hybrid, and it the familiar Prius badge. But was unlike any Prius we had experienced This was Prius PHV.

We say first off, this is a special hybrid. Prius PHV is a of what Toyota will be a limited number of customers 2012 a mass-production hybrid car can be plugged in and charged from a electricity supply. The Prius PHV we is part of a 20-car lease that is being run the UK by Toyota and EDF over the next three

By using lithium-ion battery for the first time, Prius PHV is to travel much further, and for speeds, on electric power compared to standard hybrid This means an electric-only of up to 12.5 miles at speeds of up to And we weren t joking when we fuel economy beyond

Prius PHV delivers 108.6mpg cycle) according to official

So what does this for new car customers? The lease programme allow Toyota and its partners to the real-world viability of plug-in vehicles. By working with EDF and the UK Government, Toyota is leading the way in mass-production plug-in hybrids t just possible in theory, but are and affordable for every day use.

Miguel Fonseca, Managing Toyota (GB) PLC, I am delighted to be joining with EDF to launch the UK s largest plug-in programme, a project that deliver valuable insights the behaviour and preferences of UK drivers as engage with the technology for the time and experience it in their driving routines.

Although we only had a short with one of the lease cars, we see the potential first-hand. In heavy traffic, Prius PHV drove the same as the Prius currently in Centre showrooms . The only was that we remained in EV (electric mode the entire time.

the potential to travel for the majority of journeys with zero consumption and nil exhaust emissions, PHV is a very exciting prospect for the Advances in battery and recharging should mean that, by the you can order a Prius PHV, its will be lighter, cheaper to and more effective, than the currently being trialled.

With a 1.8-litre VVT-i engine in reserve, space for adults and a good size compartment, Prius PHV offers environmental advantages in a versatile, family car. We ve seen step forward in Toyota s to build the ultimate eco-car and we can t for the production version in 2012.


To see PHV in action, click the video For more pictures, check out our gallery .

Update 17/3/11: You can register interest and sign up for the latest on Prius Plug-in Hybrid .

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