How Does a Hybrid Work

Did you know that Toyota of Clermont offers a wide variety of hybrid vehicles at our dealership?

If you’ve heard about the amazing fuel efficiency and incredibly eco-sensitive performance that hybrids like the new Toyota Prius provide, you probably wonder the same thing that most drivers wonder – how does it work? How do hybrid cars manage to almost double their fuel efficiency and at the same time make their performance more environmentally friendly? Toyota of Clermont has the answers – and they come in the form of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive technology!

Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive System

Each new hybrid option at Toyota of Clermont is endowed with Toyota’s specially designed Hybrid Synergy Drive System technology.

  • This means that each of these new Toyota near Orlando includes both a gasoline engine and an electric motor under the hood, as well as a hybrid battery.
  • What’s the purpose of these two power sources? They switch back and forth to ensure that your new Toyota is utilizing the source that’s most efficient for that particular moment in performance!


What is a Parallel Hybrid?

Toyota utilizes what’s called a parallel hybrid system. This means that the electric motor and gasoline engine are independent of one another and can operate solo OR simultaneously.

  • Your new Toyota near Orlando additionally can sense which should be used at the correct time and switches power sources for you, so your driving experience is as easy and efficient as possible.
  • Most other hybrid cars utilize a mild hybrid system, in which they rely mostly on the gasoline engine for power. This results in reduced fuel efficiency and more smog-forming emissions being released during drive time.

Toyota Prius near Orlando offers fuel efficiency and eco-sensitive drive time

Do I need to operate a new Toyota hybrid differently than a gasoline car?
If you choose a Toyota hybrid near Orlando or any other hybrid option, you’ll be able to integrate green power into your drive without lifting a finger. Your green car will use the electric motor whenever possible to maximize your fuel efficiency, only switching to the gasoline engine when necessary.

  • For example, when idling or during gentle acceleration, the Toyota hybrid relies on the electric motor as a power source.
  • However, when it’s accelerating quickly or traveling at high speeds, the electric motor doesn’t provide enough juice. In these instances, the Toyota hybrid swaps out for the gasoline engine to get you where you need to go.
  • As soon as you start to brake and decelerate, it switches back to the electric motor!
Eco-Friendliness and Fuel Efficiency
This results in the new Toyota Prius near Orlando being rated an Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emission Vehicle.

  • It cuts down severely on the emissions that form smog, like hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen.
  • Additionally, since your new Toyota is using the electric motor whenever possible, you’re getting unbelievable fuel efficiency.
  • For example, the new Toyota Prius boasts 53 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway!

If you’re looking for a way to be friendly to Mother Nature and cut way down on fuel costs, then the affordable new Toyota Prius is an excellent option for you. However, Toyota of Clermont has an incredible selection of new Toyota near Orlando that embraces Toyota’s hybrid technology – come down to our dealership today to check out the variety! We’re located at 16851 State Road 50, Clermont, FL 34711, and we have convenient hours!

Toyota of Clermont is located at: 16851 State Road 50 • Clermont, FL 34711
Toyota of Clermont 28.5479576, -81.675526.