Evolving from Hybrids (HV) – the pillar of next-generation ECO Cars

The plug-in hybrid vehicle, based on hybrid technology developed over many years, adds both an external power-source recharging capability and an increased battery capacity. This is the “rechargeable” hybrid. The PHV can be charged by using standard household outlet. For short distances, it can be driven by EV mode *1 and since PHV runs as a conventional hybrid mode for longer distances, it contributes to a prevention of air pollution with reduced CO2 emissions and lower consumption of gasoline.

*1 Depending on the conditions of the engine and the lithium-ion batteries, usage of the air-conditioning, way of driving (sudden acceleration or exceeding a standard speed) and road conditions (hills, etc.), the EV mode may be deactivated and switch to operate the engine regardless of the remaining battery level.

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  • For both daily use and for a long trip

    Even when the battery charge is empty, the PHV will continue operating in hybrid mode. Never have to worry about running out of the battery power while on a long trip.

    *1Depending on the conditions of the engine and the lithium-ion batteries, usage of the air-conditioning, way of driving (sudden acceleration or exceeding a standard speed) and road conditions (hills, etc.), the EV mode may be deactivated and switch to operate the engine regardless of the remaining battery level.

As a power source in emergency.

[equipped with an accessory wall-socket (vehicle power connector / AC100V 1500W*1]
In a power failure, such as a natural disaster, the PHV is also available as an emergency power source.

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 *2, 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.

*1This feature may not operate correctly depending on the products. Please be sure to read the users’ manual before use. Beware that in some regions starting the vehicle at a standstill may violate local regulations.

*2This feature may not be available under certain conditions.

  • 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

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PRIUS PLUG-IN HYBRID
Interview with test driver part 1
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PRIUS PLUG-IN HYBRID
Interview with test driver part 2
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PRIUS PLUG-IN HYBRID
Interview with test driver part 3
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PRIUS PLUG-IN HYBRID
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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