Toyota Prius Plug-in - First Drive
The Japanese company is a pioneer in hybrid cars. Its Prius has become a popular fashion star in Hollywood and has gained great popularity in London, became one of the first cars to charge more than congestion due to its low emissions.
Toyota then put Prius\'s power system (or something like that) into Orris and Lexus CT200h.
But its competitors are not just standing.
Honda, also one of the first companies to offer hybrid technology, launched Insight, a car roughly equal to Prius, and a smaller, more sporty CR-Z. The CR-
Z is attractive because it provides a hybrid transmission system with a manual gearbox;
This makes driving more interesting than Prius, which uses a continuous variable transmission (CVT) that works well when parking
Start urban traffic, but when the engine drone is driving at constant rpm, driving on open roads can feel very uninspiring.
This is just the beginning of it.
Peugeot has launched a diesel hybrid, which Volvo has built on to showcase the upcoming diesel prototype.
Based on the V60 hybrid, this is a plug-in hybrid
In addition, after charging from mains, it is possible to travel longer distances than ordinary hybrids in \"pure electric\" mode.
BMW\'s active hybrid car was built around a turbocharged straight six-gasoline engine along with an electric motor, suggesting that a hybrid car could be exciting, while some manufacturers are starting to offer a smooth, quiet and the most striking is Nissan\'s Leaf.
Then, in order to end it all, Chevrolet introduced the Volt, the extender, or the plug
In electric vehicles, use mains charging 30 or 40 miles before driving
The gasoline engine started and hundreds of miles of electricity was fully supplied.
Now, however, Toyota is fighting back with a plug
Version of Prius.
The new car retains the gasoline engine and hybrid system of the standard car, but also uses the new lithium-
Ion battery pack and option to charge from mains in order to greatly expand prius\'s power packonly operation.
In fact, Toyota thinks it should cover about 15 vehicles.
Power 5 miles from the power supply, not from the pump, which can generate a lot of savings if you shorten the trip.
At the same time, because of its gasoline engine, plug
In Prius, you can also complete occasional long trips in hybrid mode, which has a great advantage over pure electric vehicles such as Leaf.
The driver can be selected from various settings in order to modify the plug-in
In high-pressure (or hybrid car) mode, it should provide a similar driving experience to the general Prius, where the gasoline engine is in and out when needed.
Plug-and-play in electric vehicle mode
At Prius, it feels very similar to pure electric cars like leaves, with smooth and strong acceleration from stationary to very low noise levels.
Despite the choice of power and full charge of the electric car mode, the plug
If you really put your feet down, in will occasionally take advantage of the gasoline mixing part of its power system, but in normal driving you will only need to use the battery power to run.
This contrasts strongly with BMW\'s hybrid, and if you give the accelerator pedal more than the lightest itch, it will easily summon their gasoline engine.
The third model, electric vehicles
City, allowing more use of throttle before gasoline engines work, and can choose Eco plans with either of the three modes, in order to improve the economy by reducing the reaction of the car to the accelerator and adjusting the operation of the air conditioner.
In normal driving, instead of trying to maximize the battery range, I took less than 14 miles out of the plug
Found the transition from electric vehicle to hybrid mode very smooth.
According to the car
On the computer, I reached 119 miles per gallon on a test route of about 20 miles, but like the official PHEV numbers given in the table, it\'s an impressive number, but there are some artificial results because it depends to a large extent on the proportion of electric cars you can achieve, not the potential efficiency/economy of the car-as shown by high-voltage figures, this is also very good.
Like all the Prius who have turned the wheel, the plug
In provides a full range of geek displays that allow you to monitor the operation of its transmission system, including the full range
The important \"electric car drive ratio\", which tells you the proportion of power coverage during a journey.
However, for me, what is as interesting as a plugin
Prius on the phone-
The only mode is how the juice from the power supply works when it runs out and returns to normal hybrids.
When this happens, the plug
In should behave like a normal Prius, but I think it\'s much better than the last standard car I drove.
It seems completely quiet, greatly reducing the annoyance of the CVT transmission --
Although this may also be partly-
Mild, half product
Toyota\'s urban route for testing.
And when the plug
In the case of still crashing due to bumps, its ride also seems to be better than the previous Priuses, which may be due to its larger battery, larger Weight, 15-
Inches of steel wheels, not big fancy alloy matching big tires.
£ 28,345 (after allowing the government to provide a plug-in of £ 5,000)
Plug In Car Grant
Prius is a bit expensive compared to mainstream diesel, but not much more expensive than standard cars;
If you choose the most expensive T spiritual decoration class with a maximum price of 24,910, it provides a list of devices similar to the plugin.
It\'s also a little cheaper than Chevrolet Volt.
These amounts may not work if your driving mode is not appropriate, but if you mainly do short trips and also value the option to handle occasional long trips in your main car, then
It may be an attractive option in Prius. Engine: 1. 8-
Liter Atkinson circulating gasoline engine and motor combination in hybrid drive system: electric CVTPower (gasoline engine): 98 bhp under 5,200 rpmTorque (gasoline engine): 4,000 rpm 81 BHPTorque (motor ): fuel consumption at 207 nm (combined cycle, PHEV): 134.
5 mpg fuel consumption (combined cycle, HV): 84.
0mpgCO2 emissions (PHEV): 49g/kmCO2 emissions (HV): 84g/kmTop speed: 112 mphaccelation (0-62 mph): 11.
4 seconds: 28,345 (after 5,000)