TOYOTA - EMPOWERING THE FUTURE
Over 17 million Toyota Electrified Vehicles sold worldwide since 1997
The term "Electrified Vehicles" refers to a range of technologies that use electricity to propel a vehicle such as: Hybrid Electric, Plug-In Electric, Battery Electric or Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric.
Are Toyota electrified vehicles as safe as a conventionally powered vehicle?
Toyota's hybrid electric systems are designed and tested for Canada just like any Toyota vehicle, and adhere to Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. HEVs, PHEVs and BEVs cause no greater concern for passengers or rescuers in the event of a collision than non-hybrid vehicles. The batteries are sealed in a protective metal case and insulated from the vehicle body. Additionally, hybrid electric battery cables are shrouded in bright-orange cladding as a warning to emergency workers. Toyota works closely with first responders to provide information and material for training on how to work with hybrid electrics.
Do Toyota electrified vehicles require additional maintenance?
Not only do Toyota hybrid electric vehicles follow the same maintenance schedule of every 6 months or 8,000 KM (whichever comes first), but the way the hybrid electric system works may reduce how often other areas of the car need servicing. Depending upon how the vehicle is driven, in a hybrid electric, the engines are off some of the time, the brakes are regenerative, saving pad & rotor life, there is no transmission fluid under load and there are no starters, alternators or belts to be replaced.
Still Want to Learn More?
The more you know, the more you will appreciate the benefits of electrifying your ride.
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