Last year, Toyota brought out the fourth generation of its hybrid pioneer Prius. Now a plug-in hybrid variant has been released.
The new variant has a noticably greater range than the Prius 3 plug-in hybrid: more than 50 kilometers without recharging. And there is an added incentive to drive solely electrically: in the EV mode, the second electric motor -- used as a generator when the gasoline engine is in operation -- adds its power, making the car much more agile than in hybrid mode.
If he taps on the brakes or shifts into B instead of D and takes his foot off the gas, the battery will charge. A car that trains the driver -- and the driver likes it!
Some people will also like the Prius plug-in hybrid's appearance, and some won't. It's not for someone who wants classic auto design. LED headlamps are standard. The appearance is clearly different from the "normal" hybrid version. The car is longer, so that the battery can be stored in the rear.
The Prius PlugIn Hybrid – a car that not only looks futuristic, but also contains many pioneering technologies.