Toyota’s hybrid manufacturing sites are some of the greenest facilities in the world, making not just the car environmentally friendly, but production too.
If you do not factor in the “green” aspect, you leave out a lot of the “worth” of the car, which sways results based on purchase price and fuel economy.
Hybrid vehicles have lower fuel consumption and greatly reduced emissions.
A small diesel engine may approximate a petrol hybrid’s fuel consumption on paper, but it emits higher levels of nitrogen oxides.
Most countries offer substantial rebates on hybrid vehicles to encourage people to purchase greener vehicles, but not South Africa.
»Clynton Yon is the manager of product communications and marketing for Toyota South Africa Motors
»?Yon’s response follows the hybrid car debate in our motoring section last week