Long-term test: Practical eco warrior Toyota Prius PHV

The Toyota Prius PHV is good for 45km on a full charge and the car's 8.8kW battery takes only a few hours to go from empty to full, making it feasible to drive almost entirely in electric vehicle mode.
The Toyota Prius PHV is good for 45km on a full charge and the car's 8.8kW battery takes only a few hours to go from empty to full, making it feasible to drive almost entirely in electric vehicle mode.ST PHOTOS: CHRISTOPHER TAN

Good space allowance makes the Toyota Prius PHV more than an efficiency champ

Silly me, the button to call up trip data is on the steering column all along. With that, I am now getting precise mileage readings.

The Toyota Prius PHV (plug-in hybrid vehicle), as it turns out, is good for 45km on a full charge - not 50km as previously estimated.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 23, 2020, with the headline 'Practical eco warrior'. Print Edition | Subscribe