Only hybrid technology can offer cleaner emissions, increased fuel efficiency, and surprising power. Meet the Toyota hybrid powertrain: the most proven and advanced on the planet.
Toyota Research and Development is continuously developing and perfecting new innovations in cleaner, mobile power. Explore our portfolio of advanced powertrain technologies: Hybrids, Electric Vehicles, and Fuel Cell Vehicles.
How Hybrids Work
Toyota hybrids give you both power and powerfully efficient performance.
That's because Toyota's revolutionary Hybrid Synergy Drive can operate in electric-mode only, gas-mode only, or a seamless combination of the two. A power-split device and sophisticated energy management system constantly monitor driving conditions and seamlessly manage power flows. Regenerative braking helps the battery regain charge every time you decelerate, effectively recycling energy for later use. The result is fantastic fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance — a powertrain that’s up to 70% cleaner than conventional gas engines and diesels.**
Higher Maintenance Myth
Like so many hybrid myths, the idea that maintaining a Toyota hybrid is more expensive than a conventional gas vehicle simply isn’t true. In a Toyota hybrid, the engines are off some of the time, reducing wear and tear; the brakes are regenerative, saving pad and rotor life; there is no transmission fluid under load; and there are no starters, alternators or belts to be replaced. All of which can reduce the need for maintenance.
Toyota Hybrids Versus Diesel Powertrains
The latest diesel vehicles emit nearly triple the amount of smog-forming emissions than Toyota hybrids. In contrast, Toyota hybrids are among the cleanest vehicles on the road, and are well ahead of the curve when it comes to reducing smog-forming emissions.
Low Running Costs
Like all Toyotas, our hybrids have great reliability records. Taxi fleets in Vancouver and Winnipeg have been using hybrids for over a decade, benefitting from superb fuel savings and low operating costs while logging millions of kms, some with over 1,000,000 kms on the odometer.
A Battery for Life
Did you know that over 99 percent of the hybrid vehicles we've sold since 2000 have never had their original battery replaced? That's because Toyota hybrid batteries are designed to last the life of the vehicle. They're also backed by an 8-year, 160,000km warranty.