Frequently Asked Questions
Will I run out of power?
Unlike electric cars or plug-in hybrids, you’ll never have to connect a Toyota Petrol Hybrid to a power socket – they’re self-charging and always ready to go.
What’s the range?
Thanks to the self-charging petrol-electric, you’ll never run out of range. Simple top up with fuel and away you go!
Do I need to plug in?
No. Our petrol hybrid systems self-charge the batteries of the electric motor through innovative energy conversion and regenerative braking.
Are hybrid cars more expensive?
There’s no extra running costs or maintenance for a Toyota Self-Charging Hybrid vehicle. In fact, in the long term, you’re likely to make savings on fuel costs when your Toyota Hybrid chooses to drive using the electric motors, and tax breaks on lower emissions where applicable.
How reliable are hybrid cars?
Our hybrid models are as reliable as similar petrol and diesel cars. They’re exceptionally durable, and their electric motors and generators are completely maintenance free.
How long will the battery last? How often do you have to change a hybrid car battery?
Maintenance and service costs for a hybrid vehicle are similar to conventional petrol or diesel cars and your Toyota Hybrid battery is also covered by the same 5-year or 100,000-mile warranty as the rest of the car.
Having an annual ‘Hybrid Health Check’ by Toyota will extend the standard warranty for another year, or 10,000 miles, meaning your hybrid battery lifespan can be covered up to a total of 11 years, with no limit on total mileage. Remember too, that Toyota’s Hybrid Health Check is free as part of your overall servicing plan – and only costs £45 should you wish to have one done as a one-off.