Do Hybrids have to be charged?

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All Toyota Hybrids feature pioneering, self-charging battery technology. They are known as ‘Hybrid-electric’ vehicles because they incorporate two energy sources: a petrol engine and electric motor. This means that unlike pure electric vehicles you don’t have to plug them in to recharge their batteries.

When the battery runs low in a Toyota Hybrid, excess power from the engine charges it back up again. That’s not all. Our Hybrids feature regenerative braking, so when you brake or coast, a generator produces electricity to be stored in the battery for later.

If you’re still asking yourself do Hybrids have to be charged? Remember that in a Toyota Hybrid there are no cables, no plugs and no inconvenience. Discover the answers to other popular Hybrid questions below or find the best Hybrid for you in our range.

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