2016 Toyota Prius – Wireless charging or increased range

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It was the Toyota Prius that changed our perception of the Hybrid, although a lot of it was thanks to a great deal of support from some of the top Hollywood stars. The Japanese has made a number of advancements over the years to improve the technology and range.

The Plug-in Hybrid version of the Prius was yet another step forward, but not as much as we would have liked. However, things could be about to change if a report from Autobloggreen is true, as the 2016 Toyota Prius could bring Wireless charging to the plug-in.

WiTricity has been developing the technology for years and it looks as though Toyota has some interest in implementing the technology. The Japanese car manufacturer has already said that a future model will make use of the technology, and the 2016 Prius Plug-in Hybrid would be the most obvious choice. More details of which can be found from the source.

What worries us is that Toyota could be working harder to incorporate this technology rather than trying to increase the range of the Prius. We do expect that Toyota has made the 2016 Prius lighter and made changes to make sure the batteries last longer, but will it offer the sort of range you and I expect from a plug-in?

It also needs a better top speed in EV mode, although one of the most asked for changes is to its price. There is no denying that the current version is a little on the high side, and so a reduction in price is a must if Toyota hope to compete in an ever tougher market.

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2016 Toyota Prius - Wireless charging or increased range