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Toyota unveils the impressive electric range of its Prius

Toyota unveils the impressive electric range of its Prius

Toyota has simply lifted the veil on the autonomy in 100% electrical mode of its new plug-in hybrid Prius. And the least we are able to say is that it’s colossal for the sort of automotive, with greater than 100 km on the clock! We clarify to you why that is excellent news, however a pity on the identical time.

2023 Toyota Prius Prime // Supply: Toyota

Toyota unveiled its new Prius to the world final November. In France, the latter has deserted its hybrid standing to turn out to be a chargeable hybrid. Or slightly, a 100% plug-in hybrid as introduced by Toyota France in its communications. In Japan, Toyota has simply launched the advertising and marketing of the Prius PHEV by detailing its last technical traits in a press launch.

105 km vary in 100% electrical

If we already had loads of details about the brand new Toyota Prius, probably the most attention-grabbing ingredient of this semi-electric automotive was lacking: its autonomy in 100% electrical mode. Properly ! It’s an excellent shock. Toyota thus broadcasts 105 km vary with the model fitted with 17-inch rims. A determine up 75% in comparison with the earlier technology of Prius. With 19 inch wheels, this determine drops to 87 km. All these knowledge have been measured on the WLTP homologation cycle.

2023 Toyota Prius Prime // Supply: Toyota

To attain this autonomy, the brand new Toyota Prius incorporates a lithium-ion battery with a capability of 13.6 gross kWh (12.6 helpful kWh). Which subsequently provides a theoretical consumption of 12 kWh / 100 km, with out considering power losses throughout recharging. That is glorious, since for comparability, the Tesla Mannequin 3 Propulsion broadcasts a consumption of 14.9 kWh / 100 km considering losses throughout recharging. Or about 12 kWh / 100 km with out the losses, to have the ability to examine with the Toyota Prius.

To proceed the comparability with plug-in hybrid vehicles, we are able to cite the Mercedes C300e with its 111 km of autonomy 100% electrical or the Vary Rover P510e with 113 km vary. This can be a document, however it’s performed with a 25.4 kWh battery at Mercedes and 38.2 kWh at Vary Rover. Both delusional theoretical consumption respectively of twenty-two and 34 kWh / 100 km!

When will there be a 100% electrical Toyota Prius?

This good news from Toyota is sadly tainted by the general technique of the Japanese producer, which is scuffling with the electrical automotive. Think about a 100% electrical Toyota Prius with the identical effectivity: she would clearly come looking within the lands of the Tesla Mannequin 3. As a substitute, Toyota is advertising and marketing the bZ4X electrical SUV, which isn’t unanimous, in addition to the bZ3 sedan which is beginning its advertising and marketing in China with applied sciences from Tesla’s predominant competitor, the Chinese language firm BYD.

However, it appears that evidently the latest change on the head of Toyota is beginning to profit the 100% electrical automotive. A number of days in the past, an organization government introduced that his groups had taken aside a Tesla Mannequin Y and known as it ” of murals“. We are able to’t look ahead to the Japanese producer to current us with its 100% electrical murals, on a par with its glorious Toyota Prius, outfitted with its revolutionary steering wheel.

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