The Toyota Prius is the world's best selling hybrid vehicle. A full hybrid, it offers the best environmental performance of any mass-produced vehicle technology available today, and is now in its third generation.

Built specifically to support a global demonstration program beginning in December 2009, the Prius Plug-in Hybrid (PHV) is based on the third-generation Prius. The vehicle represents a significant enhancement of Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive® (HSD) system. It combines high-output lithium-ion batteries with HSD technology to offer an expanded fully electric driving mode. The Prius Plug-in Hybrid can be recharged in approximately three hours from a standard 110V electrical outlet or one and a half hours with a 220V connection.

The Prius Plug-in Hybrid's lithium-ion battery pack ensures strong, seamless acceleration up to highway speeds of more than 60mph on electric-only power. With a fully charged battery, it can travel a maximum of approximately 13 miles in EV mode. Once the EV-mode charge is depleted, the vehicle defaults to normal, full-hybrid mode and operates like a regular Prius.

In the past, issues such as weight, size and cost of the large capacity batteries required to offer satisfactory EV range, and the lack of adequate public recharging infrastructure have been barriers to mass-market electric vehicle acceptance. In designing the Prius Plug-in Hybrid, Toyota is addressing these issues. Given current battery development progress and costs, Toyota sees plug-in hybrid vehicles as the most realistic way to use grid electrical power for vehicle propulsion.

Engine
Displacement (cm3)1798
Max. Output (hp(kW) / rpm)98 (73) / 5200
Max. Torque (Nm / rpm)142 / 4000

Motor
Motor TypePermanent magnet synchronous motor
Max. Output (hp / kW)80 / 60
Max. Torque (Nm)207

HV Battery
Battery TypeLithium-ion
Maximum EV Cruising RangeApproximately 13 miles
Recharging Time1½ hours @ 220V or 3 hours @ 110V

Exterior Dimensions
Overall Length (in)175.6
Overall Width (in)68.7
Overall Height (in)58.7

NOTE
Fuel consumption and EV range may vary widely. Driving behavior as well as other factors (such as road conditions, traffic, vehicle conditions, installed equipment, load, number of passengers, etc) will greatly impact vehicle performance.

  1. 2010 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle

  2. 2010 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle

  3. 2010 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle

  4. 2010 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle

  5. 2010 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle badge

  6. 2010 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle charge port

  7. 2010 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle charge port

  8. 2010 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle charge port

  9. 2010 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle charge port

  10. Prius Plug-In Hybrid charging station

  11. Prius Plug-In Hybrid dashboard

  12. Prius Plug-In Hybrid dashboard

  13. Prius Plug-In Hybrid dashboard