The hybrid vehicle may seem like a recent invention, but hybrid-electric vehicles have been around for decades. Any vehicle that uses two or more sources of power is considered a hybrid, but you can’t find a nuclear submarine or diesel-electric locomotive at your local Toyota dealership. So what’s the big deal with hybrid-electric vehicles anyways? Here’s a brief look at how hybrid vehicles work and why you should drive one.
Save Time and Money
Although the average price of a gallon of gas has dropped slightly in the United States, hybrids are still your best bet for fuel efficiency. The Toyota Prius, for example, gets almost 50 mpg and is one of the most fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles in the U.S. The Toyota Prius can also travel over 500 miles between fill-ups, which will save you time (and money) at the pump.
Make a Sound Investment
Hybrid-electric vehicles like the Toyota Prius will continue to be in high demand, and thus will hold their value better than gasoline and even diesel cars. This makes buying a hybrid vehicle a sound investment, as you can expect to recoup more of your investment than you would had you bought a traditional car, truck, or SUV.
Do Your Part for the Environment
It’s no secret that hybrid vehicles are better for the environment than normal cars and trucks. That’s because hybrids emit lower levels of greenhouse gases and other foul pollutants into the atmosphere. It’s no wonder the EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB) rate the Toyota Prius as among the cleanest vehicles sold in the United States.
If you are interested in owning a hybrid vehicle, come to Jerry’s Toyota of Baltimore. Our showroom features some of the best new and pre-owned Toyota hybrid vehicles, including the world’s best-selling hybrid vehicle: the Toyota Prius. Browse our new car inventory online, or call our Toyota dealership at (877) 427-6511 to schedule a test drive.