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Prius Plug-in is a Real “Green Machine”

  • The only Plug-in Hybrid model to achieve 5 out of 5 environmental stars in the ADAC EcoTest in Germany
  • Comparison test with five Plug-in cars
  • Toyota ready today with future mobility

The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid shines in the latest ADAC EcoTest comparison: the only one out of the five plug-in models tested to achieve five stars. For both pollutants as well as for CO2 emissions (combined consumption of 1.0l/100km + 7.2 kWh/100km with 22 g/km CO2 or 3.4 l/100km with 79g/km CO2 with depleted battery) the Prius Plug-in surpassed competitors by a large margin. Impressive also is the gap to the closest competitor: 2 environmental stars and 30 points (13 for pollutants and 17 for CO2), illustrate the difference.

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The result of the Autoclub is clear: “From the environmental point of view, we can conclude that only the Toyota Prius Plug-in is a real Green Machine”. The specially refined fourth generation hybrid is responsible for the fundamentally low electric power and fuel consumption: the 68 kW EV motors combined with a 1.8l petrol Atkinson-cycle engine bring the emissions to an extraordinarily low level. The results were 47 points out of 50 for the pollutants and the maximum number of points for CO2.

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The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, but also the fuel cell Mirai (hydrogen combined consumption of 0.76 kg/100 km, combined electric consumption of 0 kWh/100 km and combined CO2 emissions of 0 g/km) along with the other hybrid models, that are now available in the eight model line-up in Europe, dominate the ADAC EcoTest top class results. The hybrid range already undercuts in Germany the 2021 CO2 targets of 95 g/km  – the Prius Plug-in and its siblings make it possible.

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Toyota hybrid models make an important contribution to Toyota’s Environmental Challenge 2050, for which the Japanese automotive manufacturer has set ambitious sustainability targets for almost all business areas. A key element here: reduce vehicle CO2 emissions by 90 percent compared to 2010.

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