2017 Toyota Prius Prime Electric Drive Range

September 20th, 2016 by

2017 Toyota Prius PrimeSince it first hit the market almost two decades ago, the Toyota Prius has helped define the hybrid segment with some of the most consistently affordable, versatile, and fuel-efficient vehicles available in this segment. Now, the Prius is set to make an even bigger splash with the introduction of the all-new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, a plug-in hybrid version of the Prius with an electric range and total range that will let you drive longer on less. Check out what to expect from this model before it arrives at Toyota of Naperville.

Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain

Like other versions of the Prius, the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime will come powered by a standard combustion engine paired to a couple of electric motors that get their power from a hybrid battery pack. Unlike the standard Prius, though, the Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid. This means that it will be able to drive on electric power alone for a longer period of time. Once the electric motors are fully depleted of energy, the hybrid powertrain kicks in to re-power the electric motors and deliver combined electric and gasoline engine power to the front wheels.

Prius Prime Electric and Total Driving Range

Commuters are sure to be excited about the 2017 Toyota Prius, because according to early estimates it is expected to get a total electric driving range of 22 miles. This means that for average drives to and from work, you won’t have to spend any money on gasoline at all. As far as total driving range is concerned, you can expect to drive the Toyota Prius Prime on a single tank of gas for up to 600 miles. After that, it will only take about 2.5 hours to recharge the battery pack at a 240V charging station.

Get the Latest Information on the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime

Stay up to speed on the latest information about the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, and get ready for it to arrive at Toyota of Naperville at 1488 W Ogden Ave in Naperville, IL. If you have any questions about this plug-in hybrid, feel free to get in touch.