First Toyota plug-in Hybrid London, edf energy city recharge station
VIDEO Toyota Plug-in Hybrid "London"
Charge electric at home or City up to 40 mls ,
Longer trips hybrid mode fuel recharge
Stop and Go City pure electric "60 mls/gln"
The Nice car's battery, which takes seven hours to charge, runs out of juice after about 40 miles, according to Mr Wonnacott, so owners chose to own a second car for longer journeys. So far, Toyota's existing hybrid technology, as used in its popular Prius models, has not offered a comparable alternative to electric cars. Electricity company EDF Energy is erecting "juice points", or electric charging points, across London
Toyota has launched trials of the UK's first petrol-electric hybrid car that can also be plugged into the mains. Soon drivers should be able to chose between the petrol pump and the electric socket to power one and the same car.