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.
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.
In the event of power failure due to natural disaster or other cause, it can also be used as an emergency electric power source.
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.
The PHV uses both gasoline and electricity as energy sources. Toyota is steadily adapting to diverse energy sources.