Hybrid vehicles are fast becoming a popular choice for drivers and that goes for businesses too. In fact, a true testament to any car is when they become first choice for taxi firms. With huge mileage and varied use, the non-stop life of a taxi can be grueling. Taybar, a well-known taxi firm in Hastings has recently discovered the extensive benefits of switching to a hybrid vehicle – specifically the Toyota Auris Hybrid. The Auris Hybrid lends itself perfectly to taxi life. Not only is it spacious and comfortable inside, its hybrid electric technology provides excellent fuel economy and very low running costs. All of this, paired with a 5 Year/100,000 mile Toyota Warranty and proven Toyota reliability, means the Auris Hybrid is now a leading choice for many taxi companies and private owners alike. Dave Grass, a director of Taybar, explains: “As a taxi driver the Toyota Auris Hybrid is an ideal car. Coupled with the excellent fuel economy and no road tax because the emissions are so low, HMRC allow you to write off the whole value of the car against my business. I've also found that it has changed the way I drive, as I want to run it on electric as much as possible. It is head and shoulders above the car I previously used and I will probably replace my second taxi with another Auris as well.” Mr Grass chooses SLM Toyota to maintain his Auris and we are extremely proud to play a part in making the roads a greener place! Hybrid technology is currently available in Yaris, Auris and Prius models and will be coming to the RAV4 soon. Come on down to SLM Toyota Hastings today and experience hybrid driving for yourself.