Toyota’s Europe division has a new reason to celebrate, as the Prius became the only Plug-in Hybrid model to achieve 5 out of 5 “environmental stars” in the ADAC EcoTest comparision in Germany.
|Model||Power||Weight||Consumption||CO2 WTW (well-to-wheel values)||Score|
|BMW 225xe||224 PS, 385 Nm||1,750 kg||26.4 kWh/100 km||7.6 l/100 km||153 g/km||208 g/km||2/5|
|Kia Optmia GDI Plug-in||205 PS, 375 Nm||1,750 kg||20.6 kWh/100 km||6.3 l/100 km||119 g/km||173 g/km||3/5|
|Toyota Prius Plug-in||122 PS, >200 Nm||1,540 kg||12.4 kWh/100 km||4.2 l/100 km||72 g/km||115 g/km||5/5|
|Volvo XC90 T8||407 PS, 640 Nm||2,340 kg||26.3 kWh/100 km||8.3 l/100 km||152 g/km||228 g/km||1/5|
|VW Passat GTE||218 PS, 400 Nm||1,740 kg||21.9 kWh/100 km||6.1 l/100 km||127 g/km||167 g/km||3/5|
The Prius PHEV as per Toyota’s specification consumes 1.0 l + 7.2 kWh per 100 km; emits 22 g/km CO2. EcoTest results – 2.5 l + 5.6 kWh per 100 km; 100 g/km CO2 (WTW).
For both pollutants as well as for CO2 emissions (combined consumption of 1.0 l/100km + 7.2 kWh/100 km with 22 g/km CO2 or 3.4 l/100 km with 79 g/km CO2 with depleted battery) the Prius Plug-in surpassed competitors by a large margin. Impressive also is the gap to the closest competitor: 2 environmental stars and 30 points (13 for pollutants and 17 for CO2), illustrate the difference, said the company.
The Autoclub commented: “From the environmental point of view, we can conclude that only the Toyota Prius Plug-in is a real Green Machine”.
The specially refined fourth generation hybrid is responsible for the fundamentally low electric power and fuel consumption: the 68 kW EV motors combined with a 1.8l petrol Atkinson-cycle engine bring the emissions to an extraordinarily low level. The results were 47 points out of 50 for the pollutants and the maximum number of points for CO2.
The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, but also the fuel cell Mirai (hydrogen combined consumption of 0.76 kg/100 km, combined electric consumption of 0 kWh/100 km and combined CO2 emissions of 0 g/km) along with the other hybrid models, that are now available in the eight model line-up in Europe, dominate the ADAC EcoTest top class results. The hybrid range already undercuts in Germany the 2021 CO2 targets of 95 g/km today – the Prius Plug-in and its siblings make it possible, added the statement.
Toyota’s Environmental Challenge 2050 aims to reduce vehicle CO2 emissions by 90 percent compared to 2010.