Hybrid electric vehicles incorporate two energy sources, a petrol engine and an electric motor. All our hybrids are automatic and optimise power by seamlessly switching between electric and a blend of petrol and electric power.
Toyota Hybrids feature pioneering, self-charging battery technology. When the battery runs low in a Toyota Hybrid, excess power from the engine charges it back up again. That’s not all. Our self-charging hybrids feature regenerative braking, so when you brake or coast, a generator produces electricity to be stored in the battery for later.
If you’re still asking yourself do hybrids have to be charged, remember that with a self-charging hybrid there are no cables due to self-charging battery technology. However, our plug-in hybrids can be plugged-in to charge the battery and run for an extended range using electricity alone.