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a hydrogen version expected for 2025?

The Toyota Prius, the most famous hybrid car in the world, should experience a real evolution. According to Japanese media, the Prius should switch to hydrogen by 2025!

The next generation of Toyota Prius will apparently also be equipped with a hydrogen engine. However, its operation will be different from that of the Toyota. Mirai !

Toyota takes a keen interest in the hydrogen engine

The Toyota Prius current has been on the market for 2016. Since August 2020, only the plug-in hybrid is available in the catalog. The fully hybrid version is no longer offered because the demand was too low. According to Japanese media Best Car, the fifth generation will be launched at the end of 2022. Nothing new so far.

But the site goes on to indicate that in addition to the usual hybrid propulsion, composed of a 1.8L gasoline engine and a electric motor, a hydrogen version is also planned!

With the Corolla H2 tested in competition, Toyota is taking a keen interest in the hydrogen engine. A technology which should join the production vehicles of the Japanese group.

No fuel cell for the Prius

Unlike the Toyota Mirai, it will not be a fuel cell, in which energy is produced by a chemical reaction. Instead, this future Toyota Prius will carry a hybrid powertrain system. However, the combustion engine here will run on hydrogen instead of gasoline. And the advantages are numerous!

With such a system, the hydrogen engine at the same time produces less emissions and it can to be refueled so quickly than regular fuel. Unlike the pure electric propulsion. The problem, however, is that it will take some time before this engine is offered for the Prius. Indeed, Best Car reports that the market launch is not expected before 2025.

We can also imagine that this choice is motivated by the current low number of hydrogen gas stations !

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