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Toyota Plug-in Hybrid - Full hybrid meets electric car

Source: AutoMotoTV (Glomex)

A plug-in hybrid is a car with a hybrid drive system. The word "plug-in" stands for plugging a charging cable into a separate outlet. Unlike a self-charging hybrid, the lithium-ion battery in a plug-in hybrid charges not only via the combustion engine, but can also be charged via an external power connection. This is possible either via a conventional household socket or via a charging station. A plug-in hybrid is therefore also referred to as a "plug-in hybrid." The abbreviation "PHEV" is also often used for cars with a plug-in hybrid. PHEV stands for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles. They belong to the group of cars in which the electric motor drive is supported by an internal combustion engine when needed. The key advantage of these vehicles is low fuel consumption and low-emission driving.

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