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Prius Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle

A fusion of hybrid technology and a pure electric vehicle, the PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) means you can now go further for less. With its intuitive controls and high quality interior, the driving experience is smooth, relaxed and inherently pleasurable. Drive with confidence on longer journeys, and reap all the electric benefits of driving on shorter trips around town.

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Compare your commute

In EV mode the Prius Plug-in benefits from the powerful Lithium-ion battery. With only a 90-minute charge Prius Plug-in can deliver a range of up to 26kms* of driving from the battery alone, at speeds up to 100km/hr. Perfect for most commutes, or stuck in a traffic jam, it’s also the way forward for short trips to the shops. And of course it means zero driving emissions the whole time!

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Go near on electric. Go far on hybrid.

Range anxiety simply isn’t a factor for the Prius PHEV. Unlike pure electric vehicles, when the EV range is depleted, Prius Plug-in reverts to its proven petrol-hybrid Synergy Drive® system, allowing you to travel as far as a conventional petrol vehicle. This technology produces zero emissions in electric driving mode (EV) and ultra-low emissions in hybrid drive mode allowing for kilometres of highly efficient driving. You’ll never look back.

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Charge from home

How do I charge the Prius Plug-in Hybrid?

A New Zealand certified cable will be supplied with each Prius Plug-in Hybrid allowing you to simply plug into any 15Amp mains outlet at home and charge your vehicle. A charge light will illuminate while charging is active.The 4.5 metre long cable can be neatly coiled and stows away in a special boot compartment.

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Free charging stations

Get your juice on us! Park up, plug-in and charge for free. Our Toyota stores* around New Zealand have free charge zones set up. 

*Excluding Coast Toyota, Albany Toyota, Auckland City Toyota - Greenlane.

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Kind on the planet

Whilst in EV (Electric Vehicle) and powered by the 4.4kWh EV battery mode you emit absolutely no CO2 emissions. Zero. Zilch. Zip!

Going to work has never felt so good. Drive emission-free for up to the first 26kms* – enough to cover the lion’s share of NZ commutes and short journeys.

Just look at those numbers. This ultra-low combined fuel consumption is takes you further for less while still benefiting from Toyota’s proven Hybrid Synergy Technology. Simple.

Charge up your Prius Plug-in in just 90 minutes from home or an on-street charger (selected Toyota stores only). You can then drive up to another 26kms* before your vehicle will automatically switch to HV (Hybrid Vehicle) mode.

Prius Plug-In Hybrid Features

Each vehicle specification may differ to that shown below. Please check specification with your local Toyota store.

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Day time running lights

Day-time Running Lights (DRL) are a key preventative safety feature as they ensure you’re highly visible to other road users during the daytime. They also happen to look great.

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Smart entry and start system

Unlock the car without having to take your key out of your pocket or handbag. To start the vehicle, simply press the Power button.

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Automatic air-conditioning

Keep the cabin temperature just the way you like it with the automatic air-conditioning system.

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See the way with LED headlights

LED headlights have an auto-levelling function for enhanced night vision and visibility.

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Handy 6.1” touch screen

The 6.1” colour touch screen comes with multimedia capabilities and displays key vehicle information. You can also link your smart phone remotely via Bluetooth or via a USB connection.

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Reversing camera

Park with confidence and keep an eye out for people behind you with reversing camera technology. The 6.1” colour touch screen doubles as the parking display and makes it easy to spot any hidden hazards.

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Satellite navigation - Optional

Plot your journey with advanced, easy-to-update satellite navigation. This includes on-screen SMS send and receive.

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Advanced safety

The Prius Plug-in is fitted with seven airbags, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) seats and Brake Assist (BA) for maximising ABS during emergency stops.

Prius Plug-in Hybrid FAQs

Do I need to plug in the Prius Plug-in in to use it?

No, but it is generally advantageous to keep it charged. Depending on your electricity rate, you could save money by plugging it in. The more often you keep the Plug-in Prius fully charged, the greater your fuel savings are likely to be.

What are the differences between a Prius and a Prius Plug-in?

The Prius Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) gives you the option to travel in EV (electric vehicle) mode for up to about 26kms*. Normal Prius hybrids can only travel in EV mode for up to 3kms* before having to switch to hybrid. The Plug-in Prius has an advanced lithium-ion battery to make this possible. On longer trips the Prius Plug in can use its advanced power regeneration technology to regenerate EV range which will give you extra EV range at the push of a button.

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How long is the Prius Plug-in battery designed to last?

With a 5 year warranty* on the Lithium-ion battery and Hybrid System you’re covered for many years of trouble-free motoring. *Terms and conditions apply.

How do I charge Prius Plug-in?

You can easily charge the Prius Plug-in battery by plugging its included charging cord into a 15Amp New Zealand electrical outlet.

Do I need a special charger?

No, you can simply plug the Prius straight into a 15Amp New Zealand electrical outlet. Talk to your dealer about charging requirements for your home. 

*Fuel Consumption figures are tested under controlled conditions and are provided for comparison purposes, actual results will vary according to vehicle usage and operating conditions.