The Future Of Hybrid Cars
If you're in the market for a new car, you'll no doubt have heard the word 'hybrid' more than a few times. If you haven't-or you have but you're still a little baffled-here's the lowdown on the main features of hybrid cars and what all the fuss is about.
What is a hybrid?
A hybrid car is essentially one that is powered by more than one means of propulsion. This means in most cases that it is powered by a petrol or diesel engine along with an electric motor, rather than one or the other.
Why would I want one?
Over the last few decades, engineers have been working hard to tackle the big issues facing the motor industry. Vehicles powered by petrol and diesel engines produce a lot of C02, while electric, greener cars tend to have a short battery life. The solution? A handy blend of the best of both! With petrol engines and electric motors working together, full hybrid car drivers can contribute to a greener planet and save money on fuel without compromising on power or speed. Even better, in terms of driving experience, you can expect nothing short of the performance of a conventional car.
How does hybrid technology work?
There are different forms of hybrids available, but at Toyota we're very proud of the full hybrid technology that's incorporated into our cars. When you take your Toyota Camry Hybrid for a gentle spin, you can run purely on the electric motor. Then, when you decide to speed up or head up hills, the petrol engine can kick in. When you slow down or brake, electricity is regenerated to recharge the electric battery, so when you return to slower roads you can be powered by your electric motor again.
What does the future hold for Hybrid Cars?
Given the ever-improving hybrid technology and the ever-more restrictive emissions regulations, it's safe to say that hybrid cars are the cars of the future. Car manufacturers are now focusing more and more on hybrids and alternative power sources, so now is a great time to be joining the hybrid club!
Investing in a new hybrid like the Toyota Camry will help you cut down on fuel costs, do your bit for the environment and offer an incredible driving experience. When you choose a Camry, you can also benefit from its whisper quiet engine while in EV mode, as well as 8 years of Hybrid Assurance on battery life for additional peace of mind.
By investing in a cleaner, more energy efficient car, you're not only saving yourself money, but contributing to a step in the right direction for our planet. If you're still on the fence, take a look at the incredible features and performance of the Toyota Camry, and see for yourself what you're missing!
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