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Does the Toyota Prius Prime Need to Charge?

By Product Expert | Posted in Eco-friendly, Toyota Prius Prime on Friday, October 4th, 2019 at 12:16 pm
2020 Toyota Prius Prime driving

2020 Toyota Prius Prime Power and Charging Specs

The 2020 Toyota Prius Prime is a perfect match for drivers looking to make the switch to a more eco-friendly vehicle. This Toyota model offers a great balance of hybrid performance and electric-vehicle perks, without the need for routine charging. Find out all about the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime power and charging specs in this guide from Serra Toyota.


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Prius Prime Driving Range and Power Levels Closeup of red 2020 Toyota Prius Prime charging

The 2020 Toyota Prius Prime runs on a dual-motor drive system, combining hybrid technology and a Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle system. The Prius Prime delivers an incredible performance on the road no matter what driving style you choose. The Prius Prime can run in full electric, full gas, or a hybrid combination of the two. Drivers earn an EPA-estimated 25-mile EV Mode driving range when driving full electric or an EPA-estimated 54 combined mpg, and a total EPA-estimated driving range of 640 miles.

Drivers can choose what mode their Prius Prime drives in to fit driving conditions, charging level, and personal preference. Choose between EV Auto Mode, EV Mode, and HV Mode in the Prius Prime. EV Mode, or Electric Vehicle Mode, allows the Prius Prime to drive like a standard electric vehicle, while the EV Auto Mode optimizes efficiency by balancing between EV and hybrid driving. HV Mode, or Hybrid Vehicle Mode, combines the battery’s electrical power with the gas engine to provide an efficient performance on the road.

Prius Prime Charging Times

The Prius Prime offers incredible efficiency whether drivers charge it or don’t. When the charge in this Toyota starts to run low the vehicle will continue to run efficiently as a hybrid vehicle. The Prius Prime can be plugged in at any nearby public charging station, at work, and even at home. On days you don’t have time to charge the Prius Prime it will still provide an efficient gas engine performance when the tank has gas in it. For added convenience, there are over 16,500 public charging stations scattered across the United States to make charging the Prius Prime easy.

When using a fast 240V charging station, like at a public charging station, the Prius Prime can charge in less than 2 hours and 10 minutes. Drivers can conveniently find public charging stations online or on the available in-car infotainment system. Standard 120V charging will get the Prius Prime charged and ready to go in less than 5 hours and 30 minutes. No special equipment is needed to charge at home – simply plug the provided charging cable into a conveniently located standard household power outlet.


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You can find your next Prius Prime in the Serra Toyota online inventory. Book a test drive to experience this eco-friendly Toyota today!

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