Exploring Toyota’s Pioneering Hybrid Technology: Power Meets Sustainability
Toyota's innovative hybrid technology offers an unparalleled blend of performance, efficiency, and minimal emissions. We provide the most extensive hybrid line-up compared to any other manufacturer. Our commitment to environmental sustainability has led to the most ecoENERGY awards, recognizing Canada's most fuel-efficient vehicles.
Since the introduction of the first mass-produced hybrid in 1997, we've sold over 20 million electrified vehicles in 80 countries worldwide.
The Mechanics Of Hybrids
Toyota's hybrids deliver power and efficiency in one package. Toyota's groundbreaking Hybrid Synergy Drive can function purely on electricity, solely on gas, or an efficient mix of both. An advanced energy management system and a power-split device continually monitor driving conditions and adjust power distribution. Regenerative braking recharge the battery each time you decelerate, recycling energy for later use. The result is remarkable fuel efficiency without compromising performance — a powertrain that’s 70% cleaner than standard gas engines and diesels.
Debunking The Hybrid Myths
Contrary to common misconceptions, the cost of maintaining a Toyota hybrid isn't higher than a traditional gas vehicle. The engines in Toyota hybrids have reduced run-time, decreasing wear and tear; the brakes are regenerative, extending pad and rotor life; there's no transmission fluid under load, and there are no starters, alternators, or belts that require replacement. All these factors contribute to reduced maintenance needs.
A Lifetime Battery
Did you know that over 99 percent of the hybrid vehicles we've sold since 2000 still operate on their original battery? That's because Toyota hybrid batteries are designed to last the lifespan of the vehicle. They're also covered by an 8-year, 160,000 km warranty.
The 5th Generation Prius: Improved and More Impressive
Sporting a powerful 2.0-liter engine and electric motor, the new Toyota Prius delivers 194 horsepower, a noticeable upgrade from its predecessor. Coupled with its impressive fuel efficiency rated at 4.5 L/100 km and cutting-edge safety features, the Prius continues to redefine expectations.
Low Operating Expenses
Like all Toyota's, our hybrids have a strong reliability record. Taxi fleets in Vancouver and Winnipeg have used hybrids for over a decade, experiencing excellent fuel savings and low operating costs while recording millions of kilometers, some with over 1,000,000 km on the odometer.
Toyota Hybrids Vs. Diesel Powertrains
Modern diesel vehicles emit nearly triple the amount of smog-producing emissions than Toyota hybrids. In contrast, Toyota hybrids rank among the cleanest vehicles on the road, far exceeding standards for reducing smog-forming emissions.
Award-Winning Excellence: RAV4 Hybrid and RAV4 Prime
Power, efficiency, and innovation are exemplified in the award-winning RAV4 Hybrid and RAV4 Prime. These SUVs stand out with remarkable honors, including the RAV4 Hybrid earning the title of Best Green Vehicle Under $50K in the 2022 AutoTrader Awards. The RAV4 Prime follows suit with equally prestigious accolades, recognized as the Best Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) in the 2023 AutoTrader Awards and the 2021 Green SUV of the Year by Green Car Journal. Beyond their powerful performance as the quickest RAV4 models ever, these SUVs offer sleek designs, spacious interiors, and a range of advanced features, cementing them as leaders in SUV innovation.
Toyota's Commitment to the Future: The BZ4x
The BZ4X is Toyota’s first fully electric SUV. It has a range of up to 406 km, a futuristic design, and Toyota Safety Sense 3.0. It will be available in Canada in mid-2023 as a zero-emission and eco-friendly vehicle.
Understanding Electrified Vehicles
For more than 20 years, we've been at the forefront of electrified vehicles. Today, you can choose from a wide range of Toyota electrified vehicles and powertrains to suit your needs.
Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) combine a gas engine with electric motors, recharging the battery as you drive, so there's no need to plug in. Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) operate similarly to HEVs but can be plugged in for extended electric-only range. Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) are zero-emission vehicles powered only by electricity and require plugging-in. Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) use hydrogen as an energy source to power electric motors, releasing water as the only by-product.