Learn what Hybrid is and why it's better.
There's nothing complicated about driving a Toyota self-charging Hybrid. They combine a petrol engine with an electric motor. Toyota self-charging Hybrids can save you up to 30% on fuel, reduce NOx emissions by up to 90% and can recharge their batteries without needing to be plugged in.
Our history with self-charging Hybrids began in 1997 with the pioneering Toyota Prius.
Each Toyota Self Charging Hybrid comes with a 3 year or 100,000km comprehensive warranty and a standard five-year or 100,000km warranty for Hybrid parts.**The Hybrid battery warranty can be renewed annually for up to 10 years from the date of registration by completing a Hybrid Health Check from the 6th year. On successful completion of the Hybrid Health Check the battery will benefit from a further one year’s (or 15,000km) Hybrid Battery Extended Care cover. The battery is designed to last the life of the vehicle with some US owners have already passed 250,000 miles.
Why is Toyota Hybrid better?
Benefits of owning a Toyota Hybrid
Up to 30% better fuel efficiencyBecause the self-charging Hybrid system has the unique ability to recycle energy other cars waste, you benefit from fuel economy of up to 94mpg. That’s up to 30% better fuel efficiency than an equivalent diesel engine. So you won’t just enjoy the drive. You’ll enjoy the savings, too. That’s better.
All mpg and CO2 figures quoted are sourced from official EU regulated laboratory test results. These are provided to allow comparisons between vehicles and may not reflect your actual driving experience.
Average of 30% less maintenance costsAnd that’s not all. You’ll save on maintenance too. On average 30% less maintenance costs when compared to a non-hybrid car. That’s because self-charging Hybrids have less wear and tear on items like brake discs and tyres, and you don’t have a clutch. And better again, the batteries in Toyota self-charging Hybrids are designed to last the lifetime of the vehicle.
Cost of Ownership saving for hybrid v non hybrid drivers is provided by IDS in the UK. IDS are a vehicle data provider to leasing companies, Manufacturers, Dealers and Fleet Managers. SMR (Service Maintenance and Repair) is the data they provide for real life running cost on vehicles in the market. For more information go to www.idsdata.co.uk
Combining a petrol engine and an electric motor means that Toyota self-charging Hybrids emit on average 40% less CO2 than our competitors conventional cars.
And better still, a Toyota self-charging Hybrid emits up to 90% less NOX pollution of diesel engines, with no particulate matter, giving us better air quality.
That’s better for you, your family, your future.
PEACE OF MIND
For peace of mind, in addition to the 3 year's manufacturers warranty, all Toyota Hybrids come with a 5 year hybrid component warranty.
For even greater peace of mind, when you get your Toyota self-charging Hybrid serviced in the Toyota network, you’ll receive a free Hybrid Health Check giving you up to 10 years battery care.
Electric power is available instantly. Just hit the power button, let the system take care of itself, and enjoy a smoother, quieter, cleaner drive. That’s better.
How much quieter is a Toyota self-charging Hybrid electric car? Try half the noise level of a car with a 2-litre petrol engine. That’s better, too.
People who buy a Toyota self-charging Hybrid electric car love their hybrids. That’s no exaggeration. In a study by Toyota Europe, 88% of people felt themselves happier in a hybrid. Now, isn’t that better?
Upgrade your driving experience to a better one. Choose better. Better for you, your family, your future.
University College Dublin Study Reveals Toyota Hybrids Drive Over 60% of the Time in Zero Emissions Mode
A new study carried out by University College Dublin (UCD) academics,has revealed that in typical Irish commuting conditions, Toyota’s hybrid powertrain system drives in zero emissions mode (ZEV) for significantly more than half (62%) of the time and over 40% of the distance covered.
Zero emissions mode describes the time the internal combustion engine is not running and the vehicle is therefore emitting no pollutants. The longer the car is in ZEV mode the more significant the air quality benefits for other road users.
The study tracked seven drivers who commuted to UCD, Belfield from Drogheda, Wicklow, Aughrim, Smithfield, Blackrock and Dundrum (2), over a full week each during last November, combined with normal additional family driving. Conclusions are based on the analysis of the more than 2,000 kilometres of driving across motorways, rural roads and city driving that resulted.
The routes reflect typical Irish commuting conditions. The researchers measured the time the cars spent in zero emissions mode versus internal combustion mode. No restrictions or driving guidelines were given to the drivers.
The study sampled a number of journeys that reflect typical urban, outer suburban and provincial driving conditions in Ireland.
It showed that for the journey from Smithfield to UCD, the self-charging hybrid was in zero emissions mode on average three-quarters (76%) of the time and for over half (57%) of the distance, while drivers from Dundrum and Blackrock were in zero emissions for two-thirds (64-67%) of the time of their journey.
Meanwhile, the commuters from Drogheda, Aughrim and Wicklow town to UCD spent over half (56%) of their time in zero emissions mode over the respective 644 km, 452 Km and 293 Km driven over the course of the week’s testing.
The study also revealed that, on average, fuel consumption for the Prius was 4.92 litres per 100 kilometres (57 mpg) and average C02 emissions were 114.2 grammes per kilometre. The three drivers with the longest commutes had the best fuel economy, averaging almost 60 mpg, a fact that clearly demonstrates the merits of hybrid cars for long distance driving.
Self-charging hybrids have a significant role to play in decarbonising the car fleet and in delivering electrified driving to the Irish consumer. It’s clear that hybrids deliver societal benefits for both rural and urban drivers. These cars do not need additional infrastructure or behavioural change from drivers. In a country with over 2 million cars with combustion engines, there are clear and tangible benefits from self-charging hybrids that drive 60% of the time in zero emissions mode.
The study conclusively shows that our self-charging hybrids are in zero emissions mode for well over half of their journeys, including on long drives. It underlines the fuel economy and positive environmental impact that self-charging hybrids can bring to society with reduced C02 and improved air quality, which, in turn, can deliver significant health benefits for cyclists and pedestrians traveling the same routes.