If the new model features the same batter pack included in prototypes currently whirring their way around Japan, Europe and North American, it'll have a range of around 30km with a full charge. OK for city travel but hardly ready to for a roadtrip.
However, the Prius PHEV's range could well get a boost before it hits the market. What we do know is that it'll be pricey, which is fitting given its popularity with Hollywood megastars and eco-concious celebs.
The Toyota Prius PHEV should go on aale in Japan for around ¥4.5m (£29,000). That's more than twice the standard model's current asking price of ¥2m (£15,900).
The ability to plug the Prius PHEV straight into a standard wall socket could help to further encourage the mainstream adoption of electric cars. But what do you think? Is the Prius desirable or a little too low voltage for your liking?