Toyota Prius & Prime Chargers & Guide 2012-2021 NZ

Charging options for the Prius PHEV and Prius Prime. 

The First Generation 2012-2016 had a smaller 4.4kWh battery, this is capable of around 18km in all electric range. From 2017-2021 the battery is double the size at 8.8kWH and is capable of around 40km in all electric mode. 

Due to the Prius smaller battery compared to an all electric EV a standard 8A wall charger will suit most peoples needs charging the vehicle in around 4.5 hours for the Prime and around 2 hours for the 2012-2016 Model.

https://www.toyota.co.nz/new-car/prius/prius-prime-zwapp-SI2/

Toyota Prius and Prius Prime Charge times

We recommend the 8A charger for the Prius and Prime. However if you do need to charge faster at home we do have a 16A charger that plugs in to a blue CEE caravan socket. Compare charge times below. 

2012-2021 Toyota Prius and Prime Charge times

Charger typeBatteryCharge time
8A Plugin charger4.4kWh2 hours
16A  Charger4.4kWh1 hours
8A Plugin charger8.8kWh Prime4.5 hours
16A Charger8.8kWh Prime2.25 hours

Public charging the Prius and Prius Prime

First you will need to check if you you have a type 1 or Type 2 charge port on your car. New Zealand new cars use the Type 2 plug where as Japanese imports use Type 1. Type 2 have a flat top, Type one are round.

Most Charging station in New Zealand have a type 2 charger, such as the Free Orion chargers in Christchurch or the ones you find a super markets, malls, hotels. 

Charging your Prius from a public Type 2 Mennekes charger.

If your car uses a Type 2 cable then you will need one of our Type 2 to Type 2  charge cables to make use of these chargers.
Note Some public charges have a Type 2 hard wires so a cable is not needed 100% of the time. 

If your car is a Japanese import then you will need a Type 1 to type 2 cable to be able to use the Type 2 chargers that are not hard wired. 

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