As the fourth generation of the Toyota Prius hasn’t been out long we are not expecting to see a new design until 2021. However for now hybrid fans will have to put up with the fact that the most efficient version also happens to be the one of the ugliest looking vehicles.
The Toyota Prius is proof that Toyota could be well ahead when it comes to hybrid technology. The car maker isn’t going to rely only on that type of fuel for moving ahead. There is a call for all electric vehicles and this is something that should not ignored.
When it comes to zero emissions Toyota doesn’t have a great deal to show. However they have conceded that battery/electric vehicles are not becoming cheaper to buy than the hybrid vehicles, depending on the range of the vehicle.
The chief engineer said that it costs less money to offer up all-electric vehicles with fewer than 155 miles range when you compare it to the hybrid models. This means that Toyota isn’t going to want to pursue vehicles such as the Chevrolet Bolt, which offers up 200 miles of range.
There has been a great deal of progress in zero emission models becoming financially viable. When the next generation of the Toyota Prius does come out there wouldn’t be much reason not to think about going for an all-electric vehicle to go alongside the plug-in hybrid and conventional models.
The Chevrolet Bolt has set the bar with the 60kWh battery and what it can do without a gas engine. It promised 55 miles more range that what was originally thought and it offers up a lot more power and torque in comparison to the plug-in hybrid version of the Chevrolet Volt.
The Chevrolet Volt may be inspiration for the Toyota Prius and the fact that there is more potential after hybrids and the car maker isn’t going remiss and begin following the example of GM.