During the next three years, the Prius PHVs will be used by various departments of the City Office to validate the relevance and performance of this technology among the sustainable mobility solutions used in the French capital.
For this demonstration, EDF and its subsidiary Sodetre will set up charging points at public parking lots and on public roads.
The three Prius plug-ins are part of the automaker’s early test fleet, some 100 plug-ins being tested in France, as part of a global demonstration of more than 600 vehicles.
The Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicle can be fully charged in approximately three hours from a standard 110-volt electrical outlet, or in 90 minutes with a 220-volt connection. A fully charged Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicle is capable of running on electricity for approximately 13 miles at speeds of up to 62 mph. For longer distances, the PHV reverts to its hybrid mode, operating as a regular Prius.