Motoring: AT THE VANGUARD OF HYBRID MOTORING FOR 20 YEARS
Toyota and Lexus have sold more than 11 million petrol-electric hybrids over the past two decades, providing unprecedented experience in low emission business driving.
From the innovative Prius Hybrid launched in 1997 to the ground-breaking Mirai Hydrogen fuel cell car of today, Toyota and Lexus have always led the way in the development of low-emission technology, making us the world’s most experienced and advanced pioneer of petrol-electric vehicle (EV) technology. We have sold more than 300,000 models alone in the UK. In 2017, this made up 44 per cent of Toyota car sales and 98 per cent of Lexus registrations.
Our pioneering work on hybrids and EVs has helped cut global CO2 emissions by 77 million tonnes, and saved around 29 million kilolitres of fuel. This is helping to combat air pollution, in particular nitrogen dioxide and particulate pollutants that alone contribute to the early deaths of between 40,000 and 50,000 people in the UK each year (data from the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee).
And this technology is also helping organisations and businesses run fleets of cars which are more efficient, have a lower impact on the environment and help save money. This will become even more critical as more cities in the UK adopt low emission zones, following on the heels of London’s £10 charge for the most polluting vehicles. Local councils are already beginning to consider their position on local air quality measures such as diesel vehicle bans or ‘toxicity tax’ charges. And by 2040 the sale of all conventional petrol and diesel cars will be banned. These issues mean that companies or diplomatic missions need to be looking at alternative fuels now.
The wide range of Toyota and Lexus petrol-electric hybrid vehicles come in a number of body types – city cars, executive coupés, tourers, crossovers and SUVs – meaning there are vehicles to suit all your work and personal needs.
And just as Toyota led the way with the Prius hybrid back in 1997, it is once again taking alternative fuel driving to another level with the innovative Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car. Mirai is the world’s first mass produced car to power an electric motor by taking in air and combining it with hydrogen stored on board. Toyota’s game-changing hydrogen fuel cell technology delivers sustainable transport: no harmful pollutants with just pure water as a by-product. Driving just like a conventional vehicle, Mirai has a range of more than 300 miles and can be fuelled in around three minutes.
There has never been a better time for UK-based diplomats to embrace cleaner, more convenient petrol-electric hybrid vehicles, with exceptional diplomatic discounts. And with two decades of experience, Toyota & Lexus Tax Free Sales is the ideal partner to help you drive forward to a cleaner fleet.
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