The Prius Plug-in is the most advanced member of the Prius Family yet. Combining an extended all-electric mode [1][2] with proven hybrid technology, it can get you up to 475 miles before your next fill-up, depending on driving conditions. [3] You also get the convenience of plug-in charging with rapid recharge times.


  • Battery typeLithium-ion
  • Maximum EV cruising rangeApproximately 13 miles
  • Recharging time1.5 hours @ 240V AC or 3 hours at 120V AC

The idea of battery-powered cars is cool. But in reality, the weight, size, cost and durability of the large-capacity batteries required to fully power Electric Vehicles (EV) are critical issues that aren’t fully solved. Our answer? Small lithium-ion battery packs that complement the proven Prius hybrid-electric power train.

The Prius Plug-in’s lithium-ion battery is lightweight and compact, weighing a total of just 330 lb. So you get useful EV power and driving range without the costs of an electric-only EV battery, while maintaining plenty of cargo space and seating for five. Also, charge time from a standard 120V household outlet is only 3 hours.
Built to last for the life of the vehicle, our lithium-ion batteries have undergone more than three years of coordinated field testing in Japan, North America and Europe, in a wide variety of climatic environments and driving conditions.


  • Displacement (cm3)1798
  • Max output [hp (kW)/rpm]98 (73)/5200
  • Max torque (Nm/rpm)142/4000

The Prius Plug-in’s 4-cylinder engine is incredibly fuel-efficient. The first reason for this is its 1.8L displacement, which allows it to generate higher output and torque while operating at lower speeds. In addition to increased efficiency, you also get a much quieter ride.

Another factor is the elimination of the drive belt, along with an electric-driven water pump, which reduces supplemental engine load. This allows the engine to control the flow of coolant with increased precision based on vehicle conditions.
The engine also features a Cool-EGR system to lower recirculated exhaust temperatures, as well as a recirculation system that reuses heat to help the Prius Plug-in warm up even quicker.


The electric motor in the Prius Plug-in is specially calibrated to give you greater fuel efficiency across a variety of driving conditions. And since it operates at an incredibly high rotational speed, it’s able to generate more output in a smaller, lighter design—which also helps improve your overall fuel economy.

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