BUSTING HYBRID MYTHS | Shelbourne Motors

Busting Hybrid Myths ​​​

Myth 1

Not many people drive hybrids
The Toyota Hybrid story started in 1997, since then, over 10 million people have chosen to drive a Toyota Hybrid vehicle.

Myth 2

Hybrids need plugged in
Hybrids never need to be plugged in; you never have to worry about your Toyota Hybrid running out of charge, it will charge itself whilst you drive. The system will monitor the petrol engine and switch when necessary. Your car’s battery will always be charged and ready to go.

Myth 3

Hybrids are more expensive to keep
All hybrids come with a 5 year/100,000 mile *manufacturer warranty and a 5 year/100,000 hybrid battery warranty. It costs around the same to service your Toyota Hybrid as it would with conventional Toyota vehicles and can be carried out at any Toyota Authorised Repairer.


Myth 4

Hybrids aren’t fun to drive
Hybrids are a smooth, easy drive making your journeys much more enjoyable. All Toyota Hybrids are automatic and come equipped with keyless start systems, you just need to get in, press the start button, put the lever in drive and off you go. Your journey will feel relaxing, rewarding and importantly cost-efficient wherever the road takes you.

Myth 5

Hybrids are not safe
Hybrids should not be the cause of any safety concerns for passengers or rescue teams in the event of a collision. Batteries are sealed in a protective metal case and insulated from the vehicle body. Hybrid vehicles adhere to the same government crash standards as all other vehicles.

Myth 6

Hybrids do not have a warranty
All Toyota Hybrids come with a 5 year/100,000 mile warranty.


Put Toyota Hybrid to the test at Shelbourne Motors this August, 10 million drivers have already switched to a Toyota Hybrid worldwide and now’s your chance to find out why. Challenge Hybrid, choose which Toyota Hybrid car you like best, take a test drive and compare to conventional driving to see what hybrid driving is really all about.

Until September 30th, you will get two years Free Servicing on Toyota Hybrid vehicles.

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