The Power of Hybrid

The Power of Hybrid

Only hybrid technology can offer cleaner emissions, increased fuel efficiency, and surprising power. Meet the Toyota hybrid powertrain: the most proven and advanced on the planet.

The Hybrid Leader

Toyota has always been the world leader in hybrid power.

Toyota’s patented hybrid technology gives an unmatched combination of performance, efficiency and low emissions. We offer more hybrids than any other carmaker. We’ve won the most ecoENERGY Awards, recognizing the most fuel-efficient vehicles in Canada. And since we launched the world's first widely available production hybrid in 1997, we've sold more than 10,000,000 in 80 countries around the world.


How Hybrids Work

Toyota hybrids give you both power and powerfully efficient performance.

That's because Toyota's revolutionary Hybrid Synergy Drive can operate in electric-mode only, gas-mode only, or a seamless combination of the two. A power-split device and sophisticated energy management system constantly monitor driving conditions and seamlessly manage power flows. Regenerative braking helps the battery regain charge every time you decelerate, effectively recycling energy for later use. The result is fantastic fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance — a powertrain that’s up to 70% cleaner than conventional gas engines and diesels.**


Hybrid Facts


Higher Maintenance Myth

Like so many hybrid myths, the idea that maintaining a Toyota hybrid is more expensive than a conventional gas vehicle simply isn’t true. In a Toyota hybrid, the engines are off some of the time, reducing wear and tear; the brakes are regenerative, saving pad and rotor life; there is no transmission fluid under load; and there are no starters, alternators or belts to be replaced. All of which can reduce the need for maintenance.


Low Running Costs

Like all Toyotas, our hybrids have great reliability records. Taxi fleets in Vancouver and Winnipeg have been using hybrids for over a decade, benefitting from superb fuel savings and low operating costs while logging millions of kms, some with over 1,000,000 kms on the odometer.


A Battery for Life

Did you know that over 99 percent of the hybrid vehicles we've sold since 2000 have never had their original battery replaced? That's because Toyota hybrid batteries are designed to last the life of the vehicle. They're also backed by an 8-year, 160,000km warranty.


Toyota Hybrids Versus Diesel Powertrains

The latest diesel vehicles emit nearly triple the amount of smog-forming emissions than Toyota hybrids. In contrast, Toyota hybrids are among the cleanest vehicles on the road, and are well ahead of the curve when it comes to reducing smog-forming emissions.


4th Generation Prius: Better Than Ever

The Toyota Prius continues to impress with groundbreaking eco performance, fun-to-drive handling, advanced technology and its latest claim to fame, winner of the 2017 AJAC Award for Green Car of the Year.


Looking to the Future

Toyota Research and Development is continuously developing and perfecting new innovations in cleaner, mobile power. Explore our portfolio of advanced powertrain technologies: Hybrids, Electric Vehicles, and Fuel Cell Vehicles.


Long-term Vision

When we look to the horizon, we see a radically cleaner mobile world. We see continuous improvement with each new generation of Toyota vehicles, and the development of a hybrid version in every category. As we continue to explore alternative energy sources, it’s our hope that by about 2050, gas vehicles will have all but given way to a new normal… reducing Toyota vehicle emissions by 90%.

“For an automaker to envision all combustion engines as gone is pretty extraordinary.”
- Kiyotaka Ise, Toyota Senior Managing Officer