Toyota Hybrid Vehicles
Toyota hybrids can operate in electric-only mode, gas-mode only, or a seamless combination of both. It all happens automatically, without the need for driver input. The result? A powertrain that produces up to 70% less smog forming emissions than conventional gas engines and diesels - without sacrificing performance or ever needing to plug-in.
In most conditions, only the electric motor is engaged, saving fuel and delivering instant torque with minimal emissions.
Accelerating and Cruising
The gas engine and electric motor team up to provide the ideal mix of power for seamless acceleration. Excess energy is used to help recharge the battery.
Decelerating and Braking
The electric motor takes over. The regenerative braking system converts braking energy into electric energy to help recharge the battery onboard the vehicle.
Resting and Reversing
When stopped, the gas engine shuts down to conserve fuel -- unless the battery is running low. When reversing at low speed, only the electric motor is required.