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Toyota PHV

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Click show for a short list of the current PHEV conversion and kit options for the Toyota Prius.

For Prius conversion details see the Prius PHEV article and comparisons table.

  1. Ron's Original PriusPlus History and current Contactor Based PriusPlus documentation for DIY projects.
  2. Ryan's PriusBlue is the testbed for DC-DC PFC Based PiPrius kits and documentation for DIY projects.
  3. Toyota OEM Prius PHEV and Prime Could use some work on this page
  4. Enginer China. But the rest of these appear to all be defunct as of 2020?
  5. |~- Hybrids-Plus USA/Colorado/Li -~|~- EnergyCS USA -~|~- Hymotion USA/Canada -~|~- Amberjac UK. -~|~- EDrive USA -~| Peter mentioned Plug-In Conversions |~-

On July 25 2007, Toyota announced its Plug-in version of the Prius.


  • Not yet available for sale, no date announced
  • Very small battery: PHEV-8 (i/o pf at least PHEV 15)
  • Same battery technology as the standard Prius - NiMH
  • Higher all-electric speed than Prius conversions: 62 mph (i/o 34 mph for EV Mode)
  • Estimate additional cost of car: $ 3 K to $ 10 K


Vehicle Length/Width/Height 4,445/1,725/1,490 mm
Vehicle Weight 1,360 kg
Vehicle Seating capacity 5 persons
All-electric cruising range 13 km (8 mile) = PHEV-8
All-electric Max. speed 100 km/h (62 mph)
Engine Displacement 1,496cc
Engine Max. output 56 kW (75 hp) @ 5,000rpm
Engine Max. torque 110 Nm (81 lb-ft) @ 4,000 rpm
Motor Type AC synchronous
Motor Max. output 50 kW (67 hp) @ 1,200 - 1,540rpm
Motor Max. torque 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) @ 0-1,200 rpm
Battery Type NiMH
Battery Capacity 13 Ah (6.5 Ah x 2), 2.6 kWH
Battery Rated voltage 202V
Overall System Maximum Output 100 kW (134 hp)
Overall System Operating voltages 202 - 500V
Battery charging Power source Household electrical power, 100 or 200 Vac
Battery charging time 1 - 1.5 hrs (200V); 3 - 4 hrs (100V)
Battery Charger power ~ 600 W
Charging port Small door on right side of car
Charging power cable Custom, hardwired to wall


  • 8 Vehicles on the road in Japan
  • 2 Vehicles at university campuses in California
  • Several Vehicles on road in UK, testing with partnership between Toyota and EDF energy.
  • Several Vehicles on road in France, testing with partnership between Toyota and EDF energy.