TOYOTA PRIUS G PHV
Base price: $35,000 (ish, depending on mileage and age) Mileage so far: 1000km (36 per cent in EV mode) Powertrain and performance: 1.8-litre four with lithium-ion battery pack and plug-in capability, continuously variable transmission, FWD. Average fuel economy on test: 3.41 litres per 100km.
What have we done lately? Couple of longer (100km-plus) motorway trips, experimented with how to maximise electric range by using the EV/HV mode-selector. Problems so far: Faulty charging cable replaced by Toyota, reversing camera went blank: quick-fix at dealership.