Motorists Buy Into Green Vehicles
Toyota has announced that it has sold more than seven million hybrid vehicles worldwide – marking a major milestone for green motoring.
Cleaner and more efficient to run, hybrids produce significantly reduced Co2 emissions. Toyota estimates that its own hybrids have collectively reduced 49 million tonnes of Co2 emissions and saved a whopping 18,000 million litres of petrol.
The manufacturer now offers 28 passenger hybrid models, sold in 90 different countries and regions. It says it is committed to expanding the range further, with new models for 2014-2015 including 15 new hybrids. In the UK, these include the new Lexus NX 300h crossover and RC 300h coupe.
The Toyota Prius was the world ’ s first mass produced hybrid car and continues to be a popular choice. The Prius+ is Europe ’ s first full hybrid seven seat MPV and Co2 emissions are below 100g/km. At this level, the vehicle is exempt from the London congestion charge and there is no road tax to pay.
For company car drivers, the Toyota Yaris Hybrid is a good choice – achieving the lowest three-year running costs among its fleet market competitors. Private owners can also benefit from the new model’s fuel economy, particularly in around-town driving, and zero road tax (VED).