Toyota previews the Production Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid ahead of Frankfurt
The upcoming Frankfurt Motor show is drawing a lot of anticipation as each of the automotive giants are slowly ‘previewing’ new models and what they are planning to showcase then.
And the world’s largest automotive company, Toyota is set to launch its widely anticipated Prius Plug-in Hybrid model then. This would be the first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) which will go through the production lines which will be the first to come with the lithium-ion powered battery pack.
The Prius was made popular through its hybrid persona and with the new launch; it means that one can now start charging the car through the standard home electricity socket. It will be fitted with the 1.8 liter engine and a 60 kW electric motor which is the same one which will be found in the upcoming 2012 standard Prius. This one however, gets you an extended 5.2 kW/hour battery pack as well as an on-board charger which will allow you to make it to 100km/h running on electric power.
So far, Toyota has not revealed any more details of the engine or the specifications of this revolutionary vehicle but similarly to how the Prius came and changed the world of driving when it was first introduced, the Plug-in hybrid might just do the same, so stay tuned for more at the Frankfurt show next month.