Toyota Prius Plug-In is the version plug-in standard hybrid world, the Toyota Prius. Also known as Toyota Prius Prime in other markets, launches in Japan a new roof solar photovoltaic. Thanks to the unlimited energy of the sun, this panel allows on the paper extend the electric range of the car by up to 10%, or at least that has passed Toyota in its press releases for your local market, with a cycle of approval different to the european, and if possible, even more benevolent.
Discharge the battery to feed the 12 volt systems of the car and on a bright sunny day might give us some kilometer.
The Toyota Prius plug-in goes one step beyond the hybrid conventional. Instead of a battery, of which as much can be pulled out 2 miles at urban speeds, it has a rechargeable battery pack of 8.8 kWh of capacity, with which it is able to cover 50 km in all-electric mode. The new roof and solar photovoltaic of the Toyota Prius Plug-In promises to extend your electrical autonomy up to 10%, assuming optimal conditions and a good time parked in the sun. In addition, support to the 12 volt systems of the car.
that Is to say, the infotainment system, the electronics or LED lighting. It is an important aid, although I see very optimistic the increase of the electrical autonomy of a 10%. The previous Toyota Prius already available option of a roof solar photovoltaic – and even the SEAT Exeo was available to him – but it only served to turn on the ventilation of the car and prevent it from becoming an oven in the sun. A feature that would be very interesting for this solar roof, would be a air conditioning remote the passenger compartment.
This sunroof has been released in Japan, but also will come to Europe when the Prius plug-in landing in these latitudes. Interestingly, will not be offered this option in the united States. To not be composed of laminated glass, does not meet the federal standards roll.