1. Discover Toyota
  2. Environmental sustainability
  3. Cleaner mobility
  4. Plug-in Hybrid
  5. What did our research find?

What did our research find?

Saved fuel with frequent recharging

We found that the people who recharged their vehicle most frequently were able to spend more time driving in all-electric mode and so use less fuel. A driver recharging an average 1.6 times a day was able to spend 60% of their driving time in electric vehicle mode. Fuel (gasoline) consumption was 69% lower.

Reduced CO2 emissions

More driving in electric vehicle mode also significantly reduced the amount of CO2 produced. So a  motorist recharging 1.6 times a day could reduce their carbon emissions by 61%. And compared to an equivalent diesel-powered vehicle, our plug-in hybrid electric produces between 20 and 54% less CO2.

Lowered running costs

The more often the vehicle is recharged, the lower the overall running costs. Our data showed that a driver recharging 1.6 times a day could save up to €1,400 a year, compared to driving a comparable gasoline car an average 20,000km a year.

Download the full report:  Results 3-year Strasbourg pilot project