Do hybrid cars save you money?

Many people think hybrid car running costs are higher than ordinary cars and that they’re more expensive to purchase and repair, but this isn’t the case. The advances in technology and the growing popularity of hybrids has brought down the cost so that in many class v class comparisons, they are no more expensive to buy and run than their conventional counterparts.

Will a hybrid car save me money?


New Vehicle Excise Duty (car tax) rules came into effect in April 2017 and cars are charged both according to their CO2 emissions levels and their price when new. Petrol and diesel* engine cars emitting 100g/km currently have a first year road tax charge of £125 to pay, whereas a comparable hybrid pays £115.

* Diesel engines that meet the Real Driving Emissions standards (RDE2)

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Competitive finance/leasing offer

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Low cost of maintenance and less wear and tear than conventional cars

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High residual values

How much does hybrid servicing cost?


It costs the same to service a Toyota Hybrid as any comparable car and can be carried out by a Toyota Hybrid Service. Toyota’s own Hybrid Service includes hybrid specialist checks.

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Fewer components and less wear than conventional

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Extended battery cover

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Access to cities that restrict particle-emitting vehicles

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We are the hybrid experts

What about vehicle emissions charges?


London have introduced strict emission charges with the congestion charge, and more recently the T-charge, penalising high emission vehicles charging them daily fees, adding greatly to running costs. Low emissions vehicles such as the Toyota Prius Plug-in are exempt.

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Costs same as conventional

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Majority of the braking is done by the electric motor

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No clutch, alternator or timing belt

Find out more about our Hybrid Electric Service and how to maintain your hybrid

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