It is interesting to note that there are more and more hybrid vehicles on our roads. This craze for hybridization is first and foremost part of the green shift the Japanese automaker decided to make. Faced with the ever-increasing demand from consumers and the general population for new and significantly less polluting energy sources, Toyota is embracing hybridization as the best option.
Vert la Rive-Nord, in Saint-Jérôme and Saint-Eustache, has been demonstrating for years its desire to contribute to improving the quality of the environment. Today, they offer us an overview of the advantages of the hybrid vehicles in his backyard, focusing mainly on the Prius 2020 and how it works.
Reasons to Choose a Hybrid: The 2020 Prius!
First of all, there are many reasons for choosing a hybrid vehicle. Since 1997 at Toyota, more than 13.2 million hybrid vehicles have been sold worldwide. This gives the Japanese manufacturer a head start over its competitors. Thanks to its technology, the ingenuity of its team and its expertise, Toyota knows that hybridization offers undeniable advantages. It knows this so well that, for 23 years now, it has been perfecting itself in a future-oriented field.
While there are many reasons to choose a hybrid vehicle and each individual has his or her own winning recipe for choosing such a vehicle, at Toyota you should know that all hybrids perform very well. They are sometimes even superior to conventional gasoline-powered vehicles.
Some people say that hybrid mode can be difficult to use. Toyota’s hybrid synergy system – of which Vert la Rive-Nord is proud – works seamlessly in the background of the vehicle. That means you don’t have to change your driving and fuelling habits at all. The hybrid vehicle uses a system that allows you to use both battery power and vehicle fuel. Since the battery recharges while driving, the work is done automatically on the road. Simply put, your driving habits don’t change because you’ve decided to switch to hybridization. The Toyota Prius is a prime example.
Toyota’s hybrid synergy recharges the battery in two ways. However, in either case, you won’t need to plug your vehicle in. Hybrid vehicles are rechargeable, especially the Prius and Prius Prime.
More importantly, not all Toyota hybrids require additional maintenance. The inspection schedule for your vehicle will be the same as for a gas vehicle, but no more. As you know, the Toyota brand stands for durability, reliability and comfort. When you have a Toyota, you have it for a long time. The Japanese manufacturer only makes vehicles that last… year after year, since 1933.
We often hear about battery life when it comes to choosing a hybrid vehicle. As we pointed out earlier, hybrids don’t need to be plugged in to operate. On the other hand, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), such as the Prius Prime, can be plugged in, but only to extend their electric range. In fact, the Prius Prime can travel up to 1035 kilometres on a full tank and a full charge!
Since the introduction of hybrid vehicles in 1997, they have avoided the emission of more than 95 million tons of CO2 worldwide. So, when you choose a hybrid vehicle, you are joining a movement, perhaps even a major trend towards sustainable transportation. You are making a significant contribution to a better environment.
Finally, hybrid vehicles have also been tested in cold weather conditions. Thus, they can easily withstand our harsh winters. In addition, the original batteries are extremely durable. In 98% of cases, hybrid vehicles sold in Canada since 2001 have not had to change the battery on their vehicle yet. In fact, they are covered by an extended long-term warranty. All hybrid vehicle batteries are recyclable and can be disposed of at the dealership.
When Toyota Saint-Eustache and Toyota Saint-Jerome Join Forces!
Vert la Rive-Nord is the culmination of two dealerships that quickly saw an opportunity to work together and focus on hybrid vehicles. The Prius and Prius Prime have shown that hybridization is an environmentally efficient alternative; come and test-drive one today!