Eco-friendly technology is a new and fast growing trend in the automotive industry. Increasing gas prices and the growing carbon footprint on the environment is prompting a need for change.
The number of Hybrid and electric car users is steadily increasing in the USA. Drivers are opting for vehicles that are more fuel-efficient and kinder on the environment.
Toyota offers eco-friendly cars such as the Toyota Prius Hybrid. It produces less CO2 emissions than conventional cars and requires less fuel to function. Despite the growing popularity of hybrids; many people are still not sure what differentiates hybrid cars from conventional cars.
Are you considering purchasing a Toyota Prius? Here is more information to get you familiarized with eco-friendly car options.
Efficiency & the Environment
Hybrid cars use less fuel than conventional cars. The 2014 Prius offers an EPA estimated at 51 mpg on city roads and 48 mpg on the highway.
According to Toyota, “Prius could have saved an estimated 1,445,971,501.65 gallons of gas in the U.S. since 2000.” Hybrids not only save you money but also help protect the environment from harmful emissions.
The all-new Prius is certified as an Advanced Technology Partial Zero Vehicle (AT-PZEV). It produces 90% less pollutants than non-hybrid cars thus reducing the effects of hazardous emissions.
The Prius is equipped with a Hybrid Synergy Drive® system. This is a combination of a high-efficiency gasoline engine and a smooth running electric motor. Depending on your driving conditions, smart technology will automatically choose an engine mode that will get the best mpg.
Safety Technology & Maintenance
The 2014 Prius is infused with some of the latest smart technology in the automotive industry.
You can count on the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control System to regulate your speed according to the cars in front of you.
The Pre-Collision System automatically applies the brakes and retracts your front seatbelts in case of collision.
To help you focus on the road, the Lane Keep Assist will alert you when an unintended lane change occurs.
Also, regenerative braking technology will allow the electric motor to regain energy while the car is motionless or driving slowly.
Many people hesitate to purchase hybrid cars because of the belief that they’re more expensive to maintain.
This proved to be true when hybrids where first introduced into the market. However, the increasing popularity of hybrids over the years has decreased maintenance costs. This is because the number of trained technicians with the ability to perform maintenance checks on hybrids has increased drastically.
Eco-friendly cars retain excellent retail value while offering you the best fuel economy.
About LaFontaine Toyota
LaFontaine Toyota is part of the award-winning and nationally recognized LaFontaine Automotive Group which includes 18 franchises in 9 locations across southeast Michigan.
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