- Toyota Prius became one of the record holdersNorth loop
RosetteThe Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid has set an extraordinary achievement on the Nürburgring.
The Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid has proven to be the most fuel efficient vehicle ever drivenNorth loop. . The Japanese hatchback covered the 20.7 km Nürburgring circuit in 20 minutes and 59 seconds.
In the course of the distance, a car capable of moving exclusively using electricity consumed only 0.4 liters of gasoline. Toyota reported that during the race, British autojournalist Joe Clifford, who was driving the hatchback, observed one of the main rules of the track - the maximum speed of the car must be at least 60 km / h.
The first serial production in Toyota historyrosettethe hybrid car is equipped with a 1.8-liter petrol engine with a capacity of 99 hp.
with. and an 82-horsepower electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery. In electric mode, the vehicle has a maximum range of 25 km. With a fully charged battery, the Prius Plug-in Hybrid has an average combined cycle fuel consumption of 2.1 liters per 100 kilometers, while with discharged batteries, the model consumes 3.
7 liters of fuel.