Toyota Prius Plug-in

28 Feb, 2012 12:23pm Luke Madden

Toyota Prius Plug-in claims 134.5mpg and CO2 emissions of 49g/km

Toyota has announced the final emissions figures for the Prius Plug-in Hybrid, and it’s set to produce just 49g/km and be capable of 134.5mpg.

The Plug-in is so much cleaner than the standard Prius – which boasts an already good 85g/km figure – because of its larger battery pack that allows the car to travel 15.5 miles on electric power alone. 

Unlike a full electric vehicle, which can take as long as 12 hours to recharge, the Prius Plug-in takes just 90 minutes to charge up. Once the battery is empty, the Prius switches to the petrol engine to deliver a combined range of 769 miles. 

Elsewhere the Plug-in is almost identical to the standard Prius, offering the same interior space and 443 litres of room in the boot. 

The Prius Plug-in will go on sale in the summer with prices at less than £30,000 when the Government electric vehicle grant of £5,000 is taken into account.