Hybrid engines simply put are electric and petrol fuel engines that are fused together to work harmoniously to reduce the amount of hydrocarbon emissions your car pushes into the atmosphere and more immediate, the quantity of fuel your car consumes.

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Image courtesy of Autoblog.

Global automotive giant, Toyota perfected the technique and made it mainstream for everyone to have access to with the introduction of the Toyota Prius. Today, there is almost hybrid everything including the Avalon and hybrid cars meant for the American, European and Japanese markets.
Toyota Hybrid cars for European markets. Courtesy of Carscoops.

 Since the first faltering steps with the Prius in 1995, twenty years later and Toyota has sold a whopping over 8,000,000 hybrid cars including plug-in models.

According to Carscoops, “Toyota claims the 8 million vehicles it sold so far have contributed as of July 31 to approximately 58 million fewer tons of CO2 emissions than would have been emitted by gasoline-powered vehicles of similar size and driving performance. Toyota also estimates that its hybrid vehicles have saved approximately 22 million kiloliters of gasoline compared to the amount used by gasoline-powered vehicles of similar sizes.

Toyota hybrid cars for Japanese market. Courtesy of Carscoops.

Since the launch of the first Prius in 1997, Toyota has been gradually expanding its lineup of hybrid vehicles, from the compact Yaris Hybrid to the recently announced RAV4 Hybrid. Toyota currently sells 30 hybrid passenger car models and one plug-in hybrid model in more than 90 markets.

Toyota Hybrid models for American markets. Courtesy of Carscoops.

Over the past 12 months, Toyota has launched several new hybrid models, including the Esquire Hybrid (Japan only), the Lexus RC300h, and the recently launched Sienta Hybrid“.

Hybrid engine from Toyota Prius. Image courtesy of Jalopnik.

Well done Toyota. 


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