Toyota presents the all-new Prius Plug-in Hybrid
Offering significant increases to the range, power and maximum speed of the EV (Electric Vehicle) driving experience, the Prius Plug-in Hybrid, makes its world debut at the 2016 New York International Auto Show.
With its larger, 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the Prius Plug-in Hybrid’s Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain allows drivers to remain in EV mode in more situations, for longer periods of time, helping to improve estimated total driving range on one tank of fuel.
Representing a substantial improvement over its predecessor, the new Prius Plug-in is estimated to return an average fuel consumption figure of only 1.4 l/100 km – the best mpg rating of any current plug-in hybrid- and generate CO2 emissions of just 32 g/km.
Even when not running in EV mode, the Prius Plug-in Hybrid will automatically rely more on its all-electric drive capability in situations where this proves more efficient than running the petrol engine, most notably during urban and suburban driving and on shorter journeys.
The Prius Plug-in Hybrid also features a Toyota-first dual motor/generator drive system, which uses both the electric motor and the generator to produce drive torque, helping boost both acceleration and overall performance.
The new PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) system further minimises engine use, even when accelerating quickly or using the heater during winter months, through the adoption of a battery heating system to improve cold weather efficiency, and the world’s first heat pump air-conditioning system with gas injection.
As a result of these advanced technology enhancements, the new Prius Plug-in Hybrid offers uniquely responsive, class-leading acceleration, will drive at significantly higher speed of up 135 km/h without leaving EV mode, and offers drivers an EV range of over 50 km; approximately twice that of its predecessor.
Charging of the battery pack requires just 2.3 hours using Mode 2 (Mennekes) 230 volt outlet, in spite of the increased battery capacity.
As with any Toyota full hybrid, the Prius-Plug-in Hybrid is capable of running on the petrol engine or electric motor alone, or a seamless combination of both, whilst regenerative braking recaptures electrical energy under deceleration and braking for storage in the battery, further reducing fuel consumption.
The hybrid system’s 1.8 litre, 4-cylinder, Atkinson cycle VVT-i petrol engine also plays a key role in the overall efficiency of the new Toyota plug-in hybrid. As a result of the large-volume exhaust gas recirculation system, improvements in combustion efficiency and innovative ways of managing heat and reducing friction, the engine has a maximum 40% thermal efficiency, the highest level in the world for a mass-produced petrol engine.http://pluginfuture.com/toyota-presents-the-all-new-prius-plug-in-hybrid/http://pluginfuture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Toyota_1.jpghttp://pluginfuture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Toyota_1-150x150.jpgNewsVehicleshybrid,toyotaOffering significant increases to the range, power and maximum speed of the EV (Electric Vehicle) driving experience, the Prius Plug-in Hybrid, makes its world debut at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. With its larger, 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the Prius Plug-in Hybrid's Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain allows...editor firstname.lastname@example.orgAdministratorPlug-in Future