Toyota Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

Hybrid Electric Cars & SUVS

More than 20 years ago, Toyota introduced Prius, the world’s first mass produced hybrid electric vehicle. We’ve been leading the way ever since. Innovating the technology. Expanding the options. To help you go where you need to go, all while using less fuel and reducing visits to the pump. And there’s more to come!


HEVs seamlessly combine the power of a gas engine with electric motors. And because the hybrid battery recharges on the go, you never need to plug in.


PHEVs operate in the same way as HEVs, but can optionally be plugged in for extended electric-only range.


BEVs are zero-emission vehicles that are powered by electricity alone. BEVs require plugging-in, while also utilizing regenerative braking to recharge the onboard battery as you drive.


FCEVs use hydrogen as an energy source to power high-output electric motors, emitting water as the only by-product from the tailpipe.

How Toyota Hybrid Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles Work

Toyota Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) combine gas engines with electric motors to generate electricity as you drive. While your vehicle is in motion, Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive seamlessly, and automatically, chooses the optimal source and blend of motive power. And because the system recharges as you drive, you never need to plug-in the hybrid electric vehicle.

Starting Up

In most conditions, only the electric motor is engaged, saving fuel and delivering instant torque with minimal emissions.

Accelerating and Cruising

The gas engine and electric motor team up to provide the ideal mix of power for seamless acceleration. Excess energy is used to help recharge the battery.

Decelerating and Braking

The electric motor takes over. The regenerative braking system converts braking energy into electric energy to help recharge the battery onboard the vehicle.

Resting and Reversing

When stopped, the gas engine shuts down to conserve fuel – unless the battery is running low. When reversing at low speed, only the electric motor is required.

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Toyota plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) operate much the same way as regular Toyota hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). However, they can also be optionally plugged in – enabling you to extend your electric-only driving range. RAV4 Prime and Prius Prime are great examples of PHEV technology.

Prius Prime

  • Commute up to 40 km in EV Mode alone
  • Reach a top speed of 135 km/h in EV Mode
  • Travel up to 1,035 km between fill-ups with a full tank and fully charged battery
  • 5 hr 30 minutes charge time with a standard 120v household outlet.

RAV4 Prime

  • Commute up to 68 km in EV Mode alone
  • Reach a top speed of 135 km/h in EV Mode
  • Travel up to 979 km between fill-ups with a full tank and fully charged battery
  • 2 hr 30 minutes charge time with a 240v32A outlet.

Reasons to Choose Hybrid Electric

Powerful Performance

Toyota HEVs and PHEVs create more instant torque and smoother acceleration off the line than conventional gas engine vehicles.

No Additional Routine Maintenance

Toyota’s electrified vehicles need no additional routine maintenance. In fact, they follow the same maintenance schedule as Toyota’s gas-powered vehicles. They are also covered by an extensive warranty, including 10 years or 240,000 km for the hybrid battery.

Be Part of a Movement

Choosing an electrified Toyota vehicle makes you part of a movement toward sustainable modes of transportation. By 2050, Toyota is committed to making a net positive impact, including the reduction of emissions of new Toyota vehicles by 90% in comparison to 2010 levels – of both electrified and conventional gas engine vehicles.