Many people believe that if they drive cars with less CO2 emissions, they will save the world from a global warming and may be they are right. That's why Toyota put on production Toyota Prius, which is a hit on the market. But with advancing the technologies the cars got more fuel efficient with less harmful emissions, so Toyota will have to move forward and their new vehicle is called  Prius Plug-in Hybrid Concept.

Prius Plug-in Hybrid Concept will be unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show in middle of September.

With advancing the Lithium-ion technology, the hybrids are getting more efficient by faster charging and more power from the batteries. The EV (electric) driving mode is now extended up to 20km at speeds up to 100km/h. Over longer distances the car operates like a regular full hybrid.

The emissions of CO2 will be cut to less than 60g/km, which is the lowest on the market. So the new Prius will be the ultimate ECO car put on sale.

The Prius Plug-in Hybrid will be available in early 2010.

Technical specifications

ENGINE
Displacement (cc) 1,798
Max. power (bhp @ rpm) 97 @ 4,000
Max. torque (Nm @ rpm) 142 @ 4,000
MOTOR
Type Permanent magnet synchronous motor
Max. output (bhp) 79
Max. torque (Nm) 207
HV BATTERY
Type Lithium-ion
EV cruising range (miles) 12.5
Recharging time (min) 100V 180 (target)
200V 100 (target)
EMISSIONS
CO2(g/km) <60
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Overall length (mm) 4,460
Overall width (mm) 1,745
Overall height (mm) 1,490