2016 New York Auto Show: 2017 Toyota Prius Prime

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience
Hybrid Synergy Drive
Prius Prime is powered by a new version of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive, which utilizes a larger 8.8 kWh battery pack and, for the first time, includes a dual-motor generator drive system that uses both the electric motor and the generator to drive the car, which Toyota says improves acceleration performance. Prius Prime can be plugged in to fully recharge the battery in approximately 5.5 hours using a standard household outlet, or less than half that time using a 240-volt source.

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