Following on from the hybrid vehicle as the mainstay of our next-generation eco-car line-up

The plug-in hybrid (PHV) was evolved from a fusion of the hybrid vehicle and the electric vehicle. With a PHV, there is no need to worry about the battery running out. It is a vehicle that you can drive with confidence, whether for short journeys or long road trips.

An electric vehicle for short journeys and a hybrid vehicle for long journeys

If the battery runs out, the vehicle can carry on operating as a hybrid vehicle. Even on long journeys, there's no need to worry about the battery running low.

Acts as an electric power supply in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.

In the event of power failure due to natural disaster or other cause, it can also be used as an emergency electric power source.

Connecting with household electric power through supply and consumption

Toyota has devised a system that cleverly controls PHV recharging and household electric power supply. Toyota is now engaged in research and development from the three approaches of generating energy, conserving energy, and storing energy.

Here we present the new lifestyles made possible by the PHV and the systems involved.

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The PHV uses both gasoline and electricity as energy sources. Toyota is steadily adapting to diverse energy sources.