Toyota’s Electrified Future
Discovering electric vehicles, hybrids, and plug-in hybrids in the Toyota range.
The Toyota Prius was the birth of Toyota’s electrification range. In 1997, the vehicle ushered in new technology, a new look, and a new way of driving. Here we are in 2022, and the electrification era for vehicles is in full swing, taking cues from the government’s recent announcement of the Clean Car Programme and Discounts.
Toyota is ready to continue illuminating the way with a wide range of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) already in store, and a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) on its way. Toyota is even leading the charge in Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV).
Read on to discover what’s in store for those looking to go electric.
Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Each new generation of Toyota Hybrid Electric Vehicles impresses. Since the ’90s, Toyota has been developing vehicles that offer stress-free ways to reduce emissions, while providing great performance, driving range, and efficiency.
Hybrid power seamlessly switches between a petrol and hybrid engine to suit the most efficient power combination for your particular journey. Hybrids do not need to be plugged in, making HEVs the most low-maintenance option for lower emission driving.
Fuel Consumption: 3.3L/100 km
CO2 Emissions: 76 kg/km
Fuel Consumption: 4.2L/100 km
CO2 Emissions: 97 kg/km
Fuel Consumption: 4.5L/100 km
CO2 Emissions: 103 kg/km
Fuel Consumption: 3.6L/100 km
CO2 Emissions: 83 kg/km
Fuel Consumption: 3.8L/100 km
CO2 Emissions: 86 kg/km
Fuel Consumption: 4.3L/100 km
CO2 Emissions: 97 kg/km
Fuel Consumption: 4.8L/100 km
CO2 Emissions: 112 kg/km
Fuel Consumption: 5.6L/100 km
CO2 Emissions: 128 kg/km
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles act as they sound — they’re hybrid technology is recharged through plug-in electricity. This can either be through a wall mount or public AC charging station, allowing you to keep a charge at home and on the road. PHEVs automatically switch to petrol power when battery runs low and you can’t find an opportunity to recharge. This seamless transition allows you continue on your journey without any range anxiety, a major advantage of PHEV.
Fuel Consumption: 1.5L/100 km
Range: 40-45 km
CO2 Emissions: 34.91 kg/km
Battery Electric Vehicles
Battery Electric Vehicles, or BEV for short, offer a zero-emissions drive. Toyota plans for a bright future of BEVs, as they’re set to release seven new battery electric vehicles by 2026. Each BEV varies, but they’re surprisingly high on power, reaching their maximum acceleration rate almost instantly. They’re also easy to charge and with quick charge stations popping up nearly everywhere, a cross country road trip is completely accessible.
With no release date just yet, we’re pining for the bZ4X, Toyota’s first BEV. This SUV will is set to impress with AWD, competitive range, and zero driving emissions. Stay tuned for more.
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles use hydrogen as their power source and are able to compete on range with current internal combustion engines. Plus, their only pipe emissions are water vapour. FCEV is what Toyota sees as the pathway to carbon neutral future, and they are pioneering this technology to create a brighter future for all.
The Mirai, currently in it’s second-generation, is the world’s first production-viable hydrogen car. Created in 2014, the Mirai has gone through extensive research and development, with a bit still to go before this vehicle will be seen on the streets.
Government Clean Car Programme
The New Zealand Government announced on 13 June 2021 that new measures would be brought into place to help meet the goal of NZ being carbon neutral by 2050, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, like carbon dioxide (CO₂), to 30% below their 2005 levels by 2030.
Toyota supports the government’s plans to lower emissions and works to develop low-emissions engines to help meet the needs of all kiwi commuters. Through PHEVs and HEVs and beyond to FVECs and BEVs, we can create a greener future.
Find your nearest Miles Group Toyota store to learn more today.