Toyota will present the Prius Plug-in Electric Hybrid (PHEV) at the Frankfurt Auto Show on September the 15th.
The PHEV is powered by a 1.8 liter engine, producing 97 horsepower, and a permanent magnet synchronous electric motor, which is generating 79 BHP and according to the manufacturer it now has a top speed of 100 km/h (62 mph).
The new Prius is one of the less-polluting hybrids out there with just 49 grams of CO2 per kilometer and has an incredible 128.4 fuel consumption in a combined cycle.
“While some debate the relative merits of electric cars, the new Prius Plug-in Hybrid offers drivers the best of both worlds, extended EV driving range for shorter journeys in towns and cities, while the efficient hybrid petrol engine gives the car uncompromising long range capability and the very low fuel consumption of the standard Prius”, as statement from Toyota says.
The new PHEV will join Toyota’s lineup next year, along with the Prius, the seven-seat Prius+, the Yaris hybrid and the British manufactured Auris hybrid.