When most people think about new cars with cutting edge fuel efficiency, modern styling, and record-setting reliability, they think of new Toyotas. To find out how Toyota is pioneering the fuel efficiency revolution, continue reading.
Efficiency in Production
Toyota has earned a reputation for leading the way in efficient automobile manufacturing. Toyota’s team of environmental experts regularly assesses Toyota’s vehicle development process to ensure environmental friendliness. The Tsutsumi plant in Japan features solar panels that harness natural and renewable energy to supply a portion of the plant’s power. Toyota even plants evergreen trees in the plant to promote afforestation of the local ecosystem.
Toyota Prius: The Most Driven Hybrid in the World
Toyota’s attitude towards preserving the environment carries from their efficient production methods to the cars that the automaker designs and produces. Take the Toyota Prius, for example, the first car to popularize the hybrid powertrain back in the 1990s. Today, Toyota makes a diverse lineup of Priuses, including the Prius V extended wagon, the 53 city mpg compact Prius C, and the 51 mpg standard Prius, which is now referred to as the Prius liftback. All Priuses come with an information panel that tells you your real-time mileage as part of a system that helps you to adopt more efficient driving habits. In addition to Priuses, Toyota also makes the Camry mid-size sedan hybrid and the Toyota Highlander crossover hybrid.
Toyota is currently developing a variety of technologies, including several zero-emissions fuel-cell cars powered by high-pressure hydrogen gas. Electric vehicles are another area of Toyota’s focus. The plug-in Prius hybrid is able to achieve fuel economy in the neighborhood of 87 mpg, while only needing up to 3 hours for a full recharge on a household plug.
Take a test drive in a fuel-efficient Toyota today by coming to Springfield Toyota of Washington DC. Visit our website to see our inventory of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric cars, and highly efficient gasoline-powered compact Toyotas in the Springfield area. For more information, give us a call at (703) 791-1030.