Past, Present and Future of Toyota Hybrid Technologies

Toyota has quite the extensive history when it comes to creating fuel-sipping hybrid vehicles, starting with the Toyota Prius in the late 1990s. Did you know that, as President and Chief Operating Officer for Toyota North America, Yoshi Inaba, states "according to a recent study, if everyone in the U.S. drove a Prius, we could reduce our dependence on foreign oil by 70%?"1 Over the last 15 years the Prius has saved drivers - and let's not forget the earth - an estimated sixteen million tons of carbon dioxide, almost three billion dollars in fuel costs, and 1.1 billion gallons of gas. And lucky for us drivers, Toyota just introduced additions to its Prius family

Over the past 21 months, Toyota has taken part in several technology development initiatives and partnerships, including  a partnership with BMW to develop new lithium-ion batteries and a partnership with Intel to create more responsive in-vehicle voice, touch, and gesture technologies helping to lessen driver distractions, as well as technology partnerships with Tesla, Ford, and Microsoft. Through these partnerships, Toyota has developed innovative technologies to further establish its place as the auto world's alternative fuel leader. As President Inaba promises in a recent speech, Toyota is dedicated to providing this kind of technology to all people. He states, "I can't promise you flying cars or Star Trek remotes that beam you up. But I can promise you that Toyota and the rest of the auto industry will be eagerly developing cars that look great, are fun to drive, easy on fuel and the environment and will help us reach our dreams in the future."2

Are you interested in learning more about Toyota hybrid and standard fuel-efficient gasoline vehicles? Be sure to contact Don Ringler Toyota with any questions you may have. Located at 7777 South General Bruce Drive in Temple, we're also easy to find, so feel free to stop by anytime during our normal hours, as well.



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