You do not need to plug in to recharge the batteries on Yaris, Auris, Prius & Prius+. These are charged automatically as you are driving.
Toyota hybrid car doesn't need to be charged as it charges itself automatically as you drive. The car chooses the most efficient use of both the petrol engine and the electric battery, seamlessly switching and blending between the two where necessary, just make sure you don't run out of petrol!
Hybrid servicing costs are similar to any other Toyota car. A free Hybrid Health Check is now included with any Hybrid Service.
You can get your Hybrid serviced here at Shelbourne Motors Toyota by our fully trained technicians
All models qualify for free road tax. Company Car tax is also class leading with BIK from 11%. Less petrol also means less fuel duty tax at the pump!
Road assistance companies are full trained in all Toyota cars, including hybrids and have been since 1997.
It is extremely unlikely that a battery will need replacing. In the unlikely event that the hybrid battery does need to be replaced and the warranty has expired, the cost is approximately £800. An annual Hybrid Health Check here at Shelbourne Toyota is the best way to ensure you are safeguarding the health of your vehicle for years to come.
In a word, no. We use an internationally recognised process called Lifecycle Assessment. In the lifetime of any car the emissions that are generated by driving account for approximately 90% of the total. Manufacturing, shipping, scrapping and recycling account for the other 10%. Therefore a technology which saves fuel will see a saving in emissions overall. So a Toyota hybrid is more environmentally friendly than its petrol/diesel equivalent over the last full life cycle.
It is impossible to give exact comparison because everyone has different driving styles, uses different roads, encounters more or less traffic, etc, however it is fair to assume a hybrid will deliver a 30-40% saving in running costs.