HYBRID DRIVING TIPS | Shelbourne Motors

Have you made the switch to a Toyota Hybrid yet? If so, there’s over 10 million other hybrid drivers on the roads and counting. To help hybrid drivers make the most out of their Toyota hybrid, there’s a few tips to help improve fuel consumption and efficiency – so you can driver further for less!

  • Familiarise yourself with the information display so you are aware of how much energy you are using on your regular journeys.
  • Pay attention to dials and gauges to really understand charge level.
  • Keep your hybrid in electric mode as much as possible when driving, always accelerate gently.
  • Improve efficiency with ECO mode.
  • Pay attention to roads when driving to avoid unnecessary braking/accelerating to avoid wasting fuel. If you break early and gently you will help the hybrid system harvest more energy so that EV mode lasts longer.
  • Maintain steady speeds with cruise control.
  • When possible, take your foot off the accelerator when driving downhill to allow the electric motor kick-in.
  • Think about how often you use air-con, lights and wipers as they will increase energy consumption.
  • Maintain steady speeds with cruise control.
  • When possible, take your foot off the accelerator when driving downhill to allow the electric motor kick-in.
  • Think about how often you use air-con, lights and wipers as they will increase energy consumption.


Your Toyota Hybird will give a smoother and quieter drive, whilst maximising fuel efficiency. You will notice the benefits right away and never look back. If you are interested in testing out a hybrid car, Toyota have a range of 7 Hybrid cars to choose from so there’s a Toyota Hybrid to suit everyone.

Arrange a test drive at Shelbourne Motors to see what Hybrid’s really all about. ​​