Hybrids have come a long way since the Toyota Prius first stormed onto the world stage 20 years ago and today they offer a viable green vehicle option for millions of drivers all over the world. If you have been considering investing in a hybrid the following are a few of the many reasons why you should take the plunge and do so this year.
Save money on fuel
Being powered by both a gas and an electric engine means that hybrid vehicles need to fill up a lot less often. If you do most of your driving in the city the fuel saving benefits are even greater as your vehicle can run in electric mode more often at lower speeds.
Enjoy tax incentives
Depending on where you live you may be eligible for tax rebates or other financial incentives when buying a hybrid vehicle. For example; British Columbia currently offers rebates of up to $5,000 for the lease or purchase of a vehicle with a plug-in hybrid electric engine, while the Federal Government’s Excise Tax means many fuel-efficient vehicles are tax free.
Reduce your emissions
Hybrid vehicles produce on average 25-35% fewer emissions than their gas powered counterparts, making them a fantastic choice for anyone looking to reduce their environmental impact.
Learn to drive smarter
Most modern hybrids provide you with real-time data regarding your vehicle’s performance, making it easy for you to learn how to drive smarter and greener. For example; accelerating and braking more efficiently will make a noticeable difference to your fuel economy rating and can even help to minimise harmful emissions.
Enjoy all-round efficiency
Aside from their stunning fuel efficiency ratings, hybrids feature a wealth of other efficiency minded features as well, such as regenerative braking; aerodynamic styling and some even boast recycled materials. So if you are looking for a vehicle with industry-leading efficiency start your search in the hybrid section.
An investment that will last
Contrary to popular mythology, hybrid vehicles are designed to be just as durable, if not more so, than their non-hybrid competitors, making hybrids a fantastic choice for those interested in a vehicle built to last. Not only are Toyota hybrid batteries and components covered by long-lasting and comprehensive warranties, Toyota Prius hybrids are known to regularly top 300,000km.
A hybrid for everyone
Gone are the days when your choice of hybrid was limited to one or two models, as these days you can get everything from hybrid cars and trucks to SUVs. Toyota’s hybrid range now includes a staggering 33 models.
Help lead the way
Investing in a hybrid makes a clear statement that you believe it is important to invest in the environment, which will help set a great example for friends, family and anyone else you pass when you are out on the roads.
If you have your sights set on a hybrid this year drop by and see us here at Noral Toyota. We have a wide range of quality options to choose from and our team of experts will be happy to help you find the right one to suit you. You will find us here at 10129 MacDonald Ave Fort McMurray.