As the “Pillar Next-generation ECO Car” evolving from Hybrids (HV)

Since it is both an electric vehicle (EV) for short distance travel and a conventional hybrid vehicle (HV) for longer distances, the plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) integrates the merits of both an electric and a hybrid vehicle.

Furthermore, plug-in hybrid vehicles contribute to prevention of air pollution with reduced CO2 emissions and gasoline consumption.

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    What is a Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHV)?

    Its battery can be recharged using household current, and it can be operated for most daily activities as a purely electric vehicle, emitting no CO2. And, when the battery charge is exhausted, it automatically begins operation as a hybrid vehicle, so there are no worries about running out of battery power.

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    The Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle is an integration and evolution of the hybrid and electric vehicle

    The plug-in hybrid vehicle, based on hybrid technology developed over many years, adds both an external power-source recharging capability and a larger capacity battery.
    It is possible to travel approximately 26km on electric power alone.

  • In the interior of the car, AC100V outlets – the same as household wall sockets – are placed in two locations so that personal computers and other household appliances *1, or battery-powered electric motor assisted bicycle rechargers can be used.

    By inserting the vehicle power connector (equipped with a power switch and water-proof cover) into the recharging port, the vehicle battery can be used as a 100V power source. The flashing light on the indicator makes it possible to check the electric charge.


    External Electric Power Supply System

    [equipped with an accessory wall-socket (vehicle power connector / AC100V 1500W) *2]

    When there is a power outage, for example due to a natural disaster, the plug-in hybrid vehicle battery can be used as an emergency power source.

    *1 Under certain conditions, it may not be possible to utilize this feature.
    *2 Depending on the product, it may occasionally not operate correctly or may require special attention. Please be sure to read the manual prior to usage. In some areas, starting the vehicle at a standstill may violate local regulations, so please take extra care on this point.

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    Building on the Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle

    Automobiles are faced with many problematic issues such as global warming and the depletion of fossil fuels. At Toyota, we are undertaking research and development focused on the three points of energy generation, conservation and storage – characterized by the system of skillful control of plug-in hybrid vehicle and electric vehicle recharging and household power.

Other Plug-in Hybrid Innovations

PHV Videos

I'm a Plug-in Hybrid!
(1min 34sec)
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Interview with test driver part 1
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Interview with test driver part 2
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Interview with test driver part 3
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Interview with test driver part 4
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PHV Magazines

PHV magazine Vol1
An Interview with the "Father"
of the Prius Plug-In Hybrid

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PHV magazine Vol2
Preparations are moving forward for the market release

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PHV magazine Vol3
A brief introduction of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid

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PHV magazine Vol4
Report from Strasbourg in France

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PHV magazine Vol5
"Smart House" Demonstration Project

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PHV magazine Vol6
A Trial to Gather Driving Data and Reactions from Individual Customers

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PHV magazine Vol7
A Categorization of Individual Customer Usage Conditions and Driving Data

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PHV magazine Vol8
Europe’s first production Prius PHV Delivered to H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco

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PHV magazine Vol9
Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle Demonstration in France, 2nd Anniversary Event

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PHV Experience

Toyota Positive Campaign
Toyota is helping people to bring their positive ideas to life. See good deeds being done with Prius Plug-In Hybrid.

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