Toyota Leads Way In Canada’s Hybrid Electric Vehicle Market

February 10th, 2020 by

Leading Canada into more environmentally friendly transportation, Toyota has once again made its mark with significant gains in the hybrid-electric vehicle market. Sales of the plug-in hybrid Prius Prime was up over 360-percent from the same time last year with 437 units sold, along with the RAV4 Hybrid (manufactured in Canada) at almost a 40-percent increase with 564 units sold. According to TCI (Toyota Canada Inc.), electrified vehicles sales set a new January record with a 30.5-percent increase. With numbers like that, it’s easy to see that Toyota is a serious frontrunner in Canada’s race to greener driving.

2020 Toyota Hybrid Lineup

Toyota’s hybrid lineup includes a variety of size and style options to accommodate your driving needs and lifestyle requirements.

Toyota Hybrid Sedans:

  • Prius
  • Prius Prime
  • Camry
  • Corolla

Toyota Hybrid SUVs

  • RAV4
  • Highlander

The Prius, Camry, Corolla, RAV4 and Highlander all utilize Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive to power the vehicle, with a combination of gas engine and electric, letting you recharge while on the go. The Prius Prime and forthcoming RAV4 Prime are both plug-in hybrids, providing an extended range of electric-only power, allowing you to travel faster and further in EV-mode when compared to a traditional, non-plug-in Toyota hybrid model.

Learn How Hybrids Work

Understanding how Toyota hybrids operate is fairly straight-forward. They are capable of functioning in electric-only mode, gas-mode only or utilizing a combination of both automatically. Hybrid powertrains produce up to 70-percent less smog forming emissions than conventional gas engines and diesels without sacrificing performance.

Here’s a closer look at how Toyota Hybrids function:

Starting Up
In most conditions, only the electric motor is engaged, saving fuel and delivering instant torque with minimal emissions.
Accelerating and Cruising
The gas engine and electric motor team up to provide the ideal mix of power for seamless acceleration. Excess energy is used to help recharge the battery.
Decelerating and Braking
The electric motor takes over. The regenerative braking system converts braking energy into electric energy to help recharge the battery onboard the vehicle.
Resting and Reversing
When stopped, the gas engine shuts down to conserve fuel — unless the battery is running low. When reversing at low speed, only the electric motor is required.

Even More Reasons To Drive A Toyota Hybrid

Becoming part of a movement towards sustainable transportation is important to the health of the planet. Toyota is doing its part to produce high-performing vehicles that also reduce our footprint, saving over 94 million tons of CO2 emissions globally since launching its first hybrid vehicle in 1997.

Additional reasons to make the transition to a Toyota hybrid vehicle:

Since 2001, 98-percent of Toyota hybrid electric vehicles sold in Canada have never had their original battery replaced.
Long-lasting batteries
When replacement is required, hybrid batteries can be dismantled and recycled or repurposed just like any other battery
Starting with 2020 model year vehicles, all hybrid batteries are now backed by a 10-year/240,000km warranty.
Built to weather Canadian winters
Extensively tested in cold weather, Toyota hybrids are ready to take on the challenge of Canadian winters.
No need to change the way you drive
How you drive or how you fuel your vehicle doesn’t change with the Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive working seamlessly in the background.

Experience Eco-Friendly Transportation With Toyota Hybrids

Make your move into greener transportation options with the hybrid vehicles available at Toyota Northwest Edmonton. Stop by today and test drive a hybrid Prius, Prius Prime, RAV4, Highlander, Camry or Corolla and find an environmentally friendly Toyota that’s right for you and your lifestyle.

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