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Charging & Range

With our drive towards a lower emission future, we’ve created a simple guide to help you manage your range and show what charging options you have for your new plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle.

Different types of electrified engine

We offer 4 types of electrified engines, each with different charging and range characteristics.

  • Self-charging Hybrid

    Such as our Yaris Hybrid

    Charging: none required, self-charging battery

    Range: determined by fuel, not battery capacity

  • Plug-in Hybrid

    Such as our RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid

    Charging: home socket or charger & fast public charger

    Range: up to 46 miles* on battery alone but will use the petrol engine to recharge the battery on the move

  • Battery Electric

    Such as our All-New Toyota bZ4X

    Charging: home socket or charger & fast or rapid public charger

    Range: up to 318 miles*

  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell

    Such as our Mirai

    Charging: none required, powered by hydrogen

    Range: up to 400 miles^ on a full tank of hydrogen


For: Battery electric vehicles

The fastest way to charge your battery electric vehicle. There are over 4,000 public rapid charge points across the UK.


Plug-in hybrids, battery electric vehicles

Much faster than a normal plug, these wall-boxes can be installed at home or found in many public and workplace car parks.


Plug-in hybrids, battery electric vehicles

Available through either a normal wall socket at home, or public 3 - 6kWh chargers found in places such as car parks and hotels.

Charging your electric vehicle at home

The easiest, and quickest way to charge your vehicle at home is to install a dedicated electric vehicle charger. Find out more about how we can support with the installation process.
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Charging your electric vehicle on the move

Discover how we can support charging your electric vehicle when out and about with the Toyota Charging Network.
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How to plug in to a charger

You will use a different cable to plug in depending on how you charge your vehicle. When you buy a Toyota electric vehicle, two cables will be included with the vehicle:

  • A 3 Pin Plug cable which is used for slow charging with a 3 pin plug at home.
  • A 32A Type A Mennekes cable which is used for fast charging at home with a dedicated EV charger or when you are using a fast public charger.

When you use a public rapid charger to charge your electric vehicle, the charger will have a cable fitted already, and you simply need to plug it into your vehicle.

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Charge often for maximum efficiency

When you make the move to electric, it is important to think about how and when you will charge your vehicle.

We recommend that you take every opportunity to charge your vehicle – at home, or on trips out, if the car is parked, it is beneficial to charge when you can rather than drive until the battery is empty.

This not only uses your time effectively, it is best for battery life too.

Electric vehicle range

The type of vehicle and the size of the battery determines the range of an electric vehicle. In addition to this, as with any vehicle, however it is powered, the range also depends on a number of factors such as weather and driving style.

The maximum range of our electric vehicles is impressive, for example, our All-New, All-Electric bZ4X has a range of up to 318 miles*.

Discover Toyota bZ4X charging and range

Explore Toyota bZ4X charging time and range using our helpful tools to discover how our battery electric SUV can fit in with your life.
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Maximising your range

Whether you’re driving a self-charging hybrid, plug-in hybrid or battery electric vehicle, there are some simple things to consider when managing your range:

  • Be aware that the weather can affect the range of your vehicle and it may need charging more often in cold temperatures.

  • As with most vehicles now, activating ‘Eco’ mode will prioritise economy over performance to enhance range. To maximise your range with battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, you can set your air conditioning whilst still plugged in.

  • Just like a petrol or diesel, where and how you drive can affect your total range. You will be able to travel more miles on a charge with smoother driving or on the motorway, compared to city driving with lots of stopping and starting.

  • To maximise battery life, charge your electric vehicle whenever you have the chance whether you are at home or on the go. It makes the most of your time and increases efficiency.

  • Your driving style can affect your range too. Maintain sufficient vehicle to vehicle distance to avoid accelerating or decelerating unnecessarily, and drive at a moderate speed as much as possible.

Want to learn more about Hybrid and Electric?

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*318 mile range for the Pure FWD grade only. Electric range figures are provided for comparability purposes, and can vary  depending on factors such as selected grade and transmission, accessories fitted (post registration), driving style, weather conditions, speed or vehicle load. It is best to only compare electric range figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect your real life driving results.