Back in 2000 when Toyota introduced the Prius, they were already ahead of their time. While there was a trend toward more fuel-efficient and lower emissions vehicles, the need was not as urgent as it is today. There were only 5,562 Priuses sold its first year. As a testament to the changing times, over 147,000 Priuses were sold in the United States alone in 2012. The Prius line has also multiplied over the past 13 years and now offers a variety of trims and sizes that make the Prius attractive to both the single commuter and family alike. Worldwide, there are up to 19 different hybrids available from Toyota including the Prius, Camry Hybrid, Highlander Hybrid and Avalon Hybrid. The 5 million hybrid sales include 2 million here in the United States alone, with California being the state with the highest hybrid population.
There are a few reasons that hybrids are a great choice. The first reason of course being fuel economy. With fuel prices higher than ever with no great changes in sight, the ability to have a vehicle that is not completely depending on gasoline can help save consumers a lot of money over the course of hybrid ownership. Toyota reports that their hybrid vehicles have accounted for 3 billion less gallons of gasoline used globally. The second reason is it leaves less of an impact on the environment. With a hybrid vehicle producing zero emissions when in full electric mode, Toyota estimates there have been 34 fewer tons of C02 emitted thanks to its hybrid vehicles around the world. Whatever reason consumers choose a Toyota hybrid, they are providing a better future for the world as a whole.
If you have never driven or seen a Toyota hybrid in person, there is no better time than now to check out all the great hybrids available at Permian Toyota. They have a great selection of all Priuses including the compact c and the family-size v as well as the all-new Avalon hybrid. If you want to save money and help save the environment at the same time, why not join the other 5 million people that have purchased a Toyota hybrid, that many people cannot be wrong!