Prius Plug-In becomes ‘most efficient’ Toyota in Britain

Toyota’s new Prius Plug-In Hybrid has become the “most efficient” vehicle in its British fleet.

Officials at the Japanese manufacturer have announced that the eco-friendly car will be able to travel 134.5 miles on a single tank of petrol. That would get a driver from Leeds to Birmingham without having to stop off to refuel.

The Prius will also only emit 49g/km of carbon dioxide on a combined cycle making it one of the most energy-efficient cars on the roads in Britain.

Van drivers have also been enticed to “go green” with the government announcing the first batch of commercial vehicles that are eligible for a 20 per cent, £8,000 discount in fees.

One of the key features of the Prius Plug-In is its ability to switch power sources once the EV battery starts to run out. When the motor begins to die it is automatically switched to the high voltage power which produces 85g/km of carbon emissions.

Toyota will make the vehicle available for £30,000.

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