The world is going Hybrid, and fast. I mean, why wouldn’t you want your vehicle to offer the best of both worlds? Combining petrol engines with the advanced technology of an electric motor, Hybrid vehicles offer a more sustainable and economical future for motoring.
If you’re unsure what Hybrids are all about, or you have been thinking of purchasing a Hybrid in the Toyota range, then keep on reading. Here are 5 things you may or may not know about Hybrid vehicles!
1. Reward for return
Toyota cares deeply about our global environmental impact, which is why they have a Battery Recycling Program in place to encourage the appropriate recycling of Hybrid vehicle batteries. When your return your old Hybrid battery to a Toyota Service Center, Toyota will recycle it and provide you with a $100 cash rebate to say thank you. Just another reason why the Toyota Hybrid is at the forefront of sustainability.
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2. Toyota are Pioneers of the Hybrid
In 1997 Toyota presented the Prius, the first ever mass produced hybrid passenger vehicle. Since then we have had many other Hybrid vehicles join the family including the Corolla, Camry, C-HR & the Rav4.
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3. Charged up
Have you ever wondered how a hybrid vehicle works? The Hybrid engine has advanced technology that charges while you drive your vehicle. During deceleration or when braking, the electric motor will continue to generate power and store it in the vehicles battery to keep it charged. It’s always ready and raring to go, without you having to plug it in.
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4. The Hybrid Value
When it comes time to part ways with your much-loved Toyota, Hybrid vehicles have been shown to have lower depreciation rates compared to conventional vehicles. It’s no wonder due to their advanced technology, fuel savings, and power.
5. The Hybrid Peace of Mind
Toyota Hybrid batteries that have been purchased after the 1st of January 2019 are covered by a maximum 10-year unlimited kilometre warranty, as long as you undertake your annual vehicle inspections according to Toyota specifications. Rest assured, you will feel peace of mind owning a Toyota Hybrid vehicle.
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So there we have it! 5 Things you may or may not have known about the Toyota Hybrid. If you're interested in any of the Hybrid vehicles we have on offer, click the link below to book a test drive with one of our knowledegable sales consultants. There really is a Hybrid for everyone!
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