Although Toyota may be famous for hybrid electric technology, they recognise that petrol-electric hybrids are not the only solution to help deliver better, more energy-efficient transport.
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.