The main feature of these vehicles is that they do not require external charging: they are self-charging.
* What does it mean?
They use the power of the vehicle to generate electricity during deceleration and braking, so they don’t need to be plugged in. The difference in fuel economy is stark.
A hybrid like the Corolla Hybrid or Corolla Cross Hybrid has the potential to consume the most 50% reduction compared to your traditional pairing.
This happens in cities, where repeated deceleration and braking can regenerate energy continuously.In their average usage, hybrids Save at least one third of fuel,
But beyond this efficiency, the way you drive can also have an impact on consumption. Toyota is the company that sells the most hybrid cars in the world and also has a market share of about 90% in Argentina.
In addition, in our country, it is already possible to rent a hybrid car in the company’s mobile application KINTO Share. This is the key to getting the most out of this technology.
* When we talk about “efficient driving”, what are we talking about?
Efficient driving aims to achieve low fuel consumption, minimize environmental impact, increase driving comfort and reduce driving risks.
Efficient driving is not unique to hybrids. For any vehicle, it is recommended to plan the route in advance, avoid sudden acceleration, moderate speed or control tire pressure, and moderate air conditioning. For hybrids, there are more tips to keep in mind.
* Know your vehicle
The Toyota hybrid system is completely transparent to the driver.
On the information display, different operating modes can be seen: when the electric motor provides power and when the charging system is activated to feed the battery during braking and deceleration.
In addition, the display provides consumption and autonomy information to keep you informed of the display.
* Prefer ECO mode
After electric start (totally silent!), the hybrid system automatically manages the most efficient propulsion to consume as little as possible.
ECO mode goes a step further, adjusting the throttle and air conditioning system to reduce energy consumption.
* Smooth acceleration
Planning your trip so you don’t drive in a hurry and anticipating a maneuver allows you to use the accelerator calmly without throbbing the engine or making too much demands.
This helps the hybrid system, which basically consists of three stages:
Ecology: At low revs, the hybrid runs in electric mode for the first few meters. The heat engine then turns on or off depending on the level of acceleration or deceleration.
strength: During climbs or overpasses, the heat engine takes center stage, providing the vehicle with the necessary power. The combined maximum torque of both engines provides agile and safe response.
TOLL: When the foot leaves the accelerator or the brake is applied. Enhanced automatic charging on slopes.
* At the same time the brake is smooth
Don’t stop at the last minute. Rapid deceleration and quick braking allow the hybrid system to gain more energy than hard braking.
The more charge in the battery, the more the electric motor contributes to the driving of the vehicle. In addition, light braking can extend the life of the brake pads.
* Find constant speed: “Sail” mode
At constant speed, the system will detect the moment when the energy from the heat engine is not required and only the motor is used to operate.
It is advisable to maintain a constant speed even when the engine is running as it allows you to work efficiently.