Hybrid and EVs simplified.

Once you know, it's easy to decide which is right for you.
These vehicles aren't just easier on maintenance and fuel costs.
They're easier on the planet, too.


A hybrid runs on a combination of electric motor and gas engine with battery assist. And the vehicle will choose the combination that delivers optimum performance. The battery is charged by drawing energy from the friction in moving parts of the vehicle - brakes, for example.

Nearly double the mpg vs. conventional gas engine

Hybrid Plug-In

These vehicles are also referred to as Alternate Fuel Vehicles, because they run on either battery or gas engine power. Once the battery is depleted, the gas engine takes over. The battery is charged with a standard outlet. Or for faster charging, install a wall charger.

Short-trip max efficiency. No worries about being stranded by battery depletion.

Electric Vehicle (EV)

Rechargeable battery powered engine. Oh, the myths!

MYTH 1: Reduced horsepower. They have slightly lower horsepower, because they don't need it. An EV has no transmission or gears, so there's less friction and less drain on horsepower.

MYTH 2: High maintenance. Actually, it's just the opposite. With far fewer moving parts, there's less to be maintained.

MYTH 3: Short range. Honestly, if you drive several hundred miles a week this might not be your best option. But with Toyota models range between 190 and 260 miles - plenty of miles for average drivers.

MYTH 4: Plug-in is inconvenient and a hassle. Inexpensive charge stations can be installed at home. Or for slower overnight charging, most EVs plug into a regular outlet. On the go, most municipalities and commercial garages are now required to offer charging stations. (And the parking situation is front-row!)

Nearly double the mpg vs. conventional gas engine

Energy Calculator

See for yourself! The savings in fuel costs alone are significant. Especially as gas prices continue to rise. But the savings in maintenance are big, too!

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