Toyota have also been developing battery electric vehicle technology as part of thier future mobility roadmap. Toyota believe battery electric vehicles are a great way to improve mobility and reduce pollution in urban areas. To maximise their potential, we need to encourage large numbers of people to adopt them, so Toyota will be launching more than 10 battery electric vehicle models by the early 2020s.
The Prius Plug-in is the only model in the current Toyota line-up to take advantage of electric power combining it with the established hybrid technology that they have become renowned for and with plans already to introduce a plug-in hybrid RAV4 in the second part of 2020 the Japanese manufacturer is moving forward with it's electrification plans.
Key Benefits Include:
Cheaper to run
More convenient to own
Soon to be cheaper to buy or lease
Types of Electric/Hybrid Vehicles Explained
Everything you need to know about hybrid, fully electric and fuel cell cars
Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)Switching seamlessly between power sources, a Toyota full Hybrid Electric Vehicle offers the versatility to drive using either electric energy or a combination of petrol and electric. It has both a fuel tank and larger battery which is self charged by the vehicle when in use.
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)A Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle drives using either electric energy or a combination of petrol and electric. It has a fuel tank and a larger battery which can also be recharged through an external charging point, this allows longer periods of pure electric driving.
Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)Electric Vehicles are propelled solely on electrical energy that is stored in a battery. The battery is mainly recharged with electricity from an external charging point.
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV)Fuel cell vehicles are propelled solely on electrical energy. The energy is produced in a fuel cell stack from hydrogen gas stored on board and is converted to electricity, emitting nothing but water.