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All your questions about the Prius Prime answered

FAQs about the Prius Prime 

The Prius Prime has recently been introduced to the Toyota lineup and there may be some questions you have. We have taken some of the most asked questions about the Prius Prime and answered them. Keep reading to learn more! 

What is the difference between a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid? 

Hybrid vehicles use a combination of fuel and electric motors. A plug-in hybrid has a larger battery pack to allow drivers to use more electricity.  

How does the Prius Prime work? 

The gas engine and electric motor both works seamlessly together so drivers have more efficiency in each drive. This allows the Prius Prime to have an EPA-estimated 133 MPGe. Even when the battery isn’t fully charged, drivers can still keep going and do not have to completely depend on the electricity. Without using the electric motor, there still is a combined 54 miles to the gallon. 

What is the expected battery life? 

The Prius Prime allows drivers to charge their vehicle almost anywhere which include at home, work or any public charging station. The battery takes about 2 hours and 10 minutes to charge fully with the 240 volt fast charging cable and 5 hours and 30 minutes with the standard 120 volt charging cable. With a full charge and tank of gas, the Prius prime is expected to go up to 640 miles. 

How long is battery supposed to last? 

The battery is designed to last as long as the vehicle life. If somehow there is something wrong, the Prius Prime has a battery warranty for up to 10 years or 150,000 miles. 

people inside the 2021 Prius Prime
2021 Prius Prime plugged in
close up view of the 2021 Prius Prime

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