Long-term Test: Costs of unplugging Toyota Prius PHV

Through the centre-console display, the Toyota Prius PHV (above) is able to provide information of the distances covered in electric and petrol mode for every recent trip.
Through the centre-console display, the Toyota Prius PHV (above) is able to provide information of the distances covered in electric and petrol mode for every recent trip.PHOTOS: KONG YONGYAO, ST FILE

The Toyota PHV fares worse than its hybrid sibling when driven on petrol mode without recharging

What happens if you do not plug in a plug-in hybrid?

I drove one, the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHV), for about a week without going near a charging point.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 20, 2020, with the headline 'Costs of unplugging'. Print Edition | Subscribe