1 April 2021 · Tips & Guide

The Future is Hybrid

Hybrid is the future

The Future Is Hybrid

Are you concerned about your fuel consumption and how much it burns your wallet and the environment?

The automotive industry is experiencing a shift to the electrification of cars, and hybrid vehicles are leading the way.

Why Hybrid is the future

Reduced running costs

  • Hybrids consume less fuel than normal petrol or diesel cars, leading to greater fuel efficiency.

Greener machines

  • Hybrids produce less carbon emissions than petrol or diesel cars, enhancing eco-friendly driving.

Stronger performance

  • Hybrids get all the power and torque advantages of an electric vehicle, resulting in stronger acceleration and throttle response.

Quieter & smoother operation

  • Electric motors have a quieter engine and a smoother operation to maximise comfort.

But what is Hybrid and how does it work?

Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) seamlessly combine the power of petrol engines with the efficiency of electric motors.

HEVs have intelligent switching capabilities that automatically switch to electric mode while stationary or driving in city traffic. During deceleration or when braking, the electric motor continues to generate power, storing it in the vehicles battery to keep it charged – meaning there is no need to waste your time finding a charging station.  

When accelerating or cruising at high speeds, the petrol engine turns on automatically for extra power and responsive performance when you need it.

Hybrid Sales

Australian hybrid car sales hit an all-time high in 2020 – with Toyota leading the way.

According to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), Australian hybrid car sales sky-rocketed 93.7 per cent from 31,191 in 2019 to 60,417 in 2020. The demand in hybrid sales was largely driven by Toyota, accounting for 54,335 delivered hybrid vehicles in 2020 – with the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid ranked as the best-selling hybrid vehicle of the year.

Twenty years ago, Toyota set the hybrid standard with the Prius. Today, Toyota has a total of nine hybrid variants, with the Kluger hybrid making its way to Australia in the second half of 2021.

So, if you’re thinking about a hybrid, speak with our team at Sydney City Toyota where we can cater a hybrid to your specific needs.