The Auto Trader expert verdict:
Available new from £24,880
On paper the plug-in version of the all-conquering Toyota Prius offers viable zero-emissions driving around town without the range anxiety of a pure EV, with tax benefits and other financial incentives to boot. The reality is a little more complex, given the additional cost over the regular Prius, compromises in practicality and real-world running costs that fall some way short of the dream.
Reasons to buy:
- Extremely low emissions and tax implications
- Smooth and near silent in EV mode
- Strong EV performance with extensive range