If you want to know more about our hybrid vehicles, we have answered some frequently asked hybrid questions. Whether you want to find out about hybrid batteries or the effect hybrid cars have on air pollution, you can find your answer below.
With Toyota Hybrid pioneering battery technology engineered to last, along with the fact most Toyota Hybrid batteries are self-charging and never need to be plugged in to be recharged, all hybrid components, including the hybrid battery, come with Toyota’s 5-year/100,000m* warranty from new.
When taking your vehicle to a Toyota Hybrid Service, the vehicle’s hybrid system and hybrid battery are checked by Toyota technicians to ensure it is in top condition. By servicing your hybrid vehicle annually, your Toyota will be eligible for a further 1-year/15,000m* of Hybrid Battery Extended Cover, up to a total of 15 years.
With Toyota Hybrid vehicles, the self-charging hybrid battery that charges from the engine and when braking or coasting, means there is no need to worry about battery range.
What's more, the driving range is comparable to petrol and diesel cars so when you run low on fuel, you simply refill and continue on your way.
In the unlikely event a battery needs to be replaced beyond its warranty, prices vary depending on model. Please contact your local dealer for more details.
With Toyota vehicles being amongst the most economical and environmentally friendly available, recycling the hybrid battery properly is important to us. Removing and disposing of a hybrid battery is done by a Toyota Authorised Repairer, under EU Directive 2006/66/EC, we aim to recycle over 50% weight of a hybrid battery.
With the perfect combination of a responsive petrol engine and powerful electric motor, Toyota Hybrid cars are fun to drive. The electric motor delivers an instant hit of torque when accelerating at low speeds, while at higher speeds or when overtaking on the motorway, the electric motor works in tandem with the petrol engine for a satisfying boost of power.
Partnered with a design which gives you a more rigid body and lower centre of gravity, Toyota Hybrids give you added cornering stability and handling for your driving enjoyment.
The combination of the petrol engine and electric motor means Toyota Hybrids are more than OK on the motorway. Working together to give your car a boost whether at higher speed or when performing an overtake, the two power sources offer an efficient, quiet and comfortable drive when cruising.
What's more, Toyota constantly review and improve existing engines, as well as producing newer engines which are tuned for even more effortless motorway cruising, providing a combination of performance and low emissions which conventional engines can’t match.
Different from a pure electric vehicle, a Toyota Hybrid is inclusive of a self-charging hybrid battery which charges from the engine and when braking or coasting, meaning there is no need to worry about battery range.
With a similar driving range comparable to petrol and diesel cars, a Toyota Hybrid simply needs refilling with fuel.
By using less fuel through the use of the electric motor, drivers can save on running costs. Low emissions vehicles like the Toyota Prius Plug-in are exempt from congestion and emissions charges, reducing running costs even further. Figures from Toyota Hybrid Experience illustrate that over half of urban journeys were on electric power alone. Toyota Hybrids are also more affordable to service with parts like brake pads wearing less, as well as convenient service plans, maintenance costs are no more expensive than a conventional car.
What's more, our range of competitive finance and leasing offers means we can find the right payment option to suit your needs. Contact your local SLM Toyota dealership today to see how affordable our hybrid vehicles can be.
When the battery runs low in a Toyota Hybrid, excess power from the engine charges it back up again. Impressive regenerative braking is a feature which means when you brake or coast, a generator produces electricity which is stored in the battery for later.
Unfortunately, the advantage of running a hybrid vehicle on both electric and petrol power means that you are unable to run your hybrid without fuel. The power sources in a hybrid are designed to work together. Despite the fact a hybrid can operate in an electric-only mode, it must still have fuel to function.
Trying to run a hybrid purely on the electric engine without having the fuel to power the conventional engine will result in damage such as depleting the battery to the extent you will need to get a specialised recharge.
For further information or to speak to a member of our team about switching to electric, contact SLM Toyota today.
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