8 Ways that Toyota reduces your impact on the environment

By: Funk's Toyota   |   25 Mar 2019

If you are looking for a ride that treads lightly on the environment, look no further, because Toyota has you well and truly covered. Here we will look at some of the many ways that Toyota vehicles are designed to reduce your impact on the environment, which means that guilt-free driving is finally within reach.

  1. High-tech Tires

Toyota ensures that your ride is always at its fuel-efficient best by reducing drag wherever possible; this includes offering low-rolling resistance tires which ensure maximum efficiency at all times.

  1. ECO Indicator

Your driving habits can play a big role in determining how efficiently your vehicle can run, which is why Toyota vehicles now come with an ECO Indicator that tells you exactly how well you are doing. This savvy feature will reduce your impact on the environment by essentially training you to drive more efficiently.

  1. Rain Sensing Wipers

This brilliant feature keeps your energy usage to an absolute minimum by ensuring that your wipers are only ever operating when they need to be. Rain-sensing wipers are available on select Toyota models, such as the 2019 Prius.

  1. Hybrid technology

Toyota continues to lead the industry in hybrid technology, making it easy for drivers to take the next step in reducing their impact on the environment. For example, a 2.5L, 4-cylinder Hybrid Synergy Drive Engine offers fuel efficiency ratings as low as 4.9L/100km in the city and 4.8L/100km on the highway.

  1. LED Headlamps

Unlike conventional bulbs, LEDs burn brighter, last longer, and are more efficient in their use of energy, which makes them a whole lot better for the environment. It is therefore little surprise to see Toyota now utilizing LED bulbs in the headlamps of many of their models.

  1. Next-level Aerodynamics

Every inch of Toyota vehicles are sculpted to improve aerodynamics and therefore maximize efficiency, which is all about using those sleek curves and dynamic lines to reduce drag. To say that they’ve had some success is certainly an understatement; for example, the 2019 Toyota Prius has a co-efficient of drag of just 0.24.

  1. ECO Mode

Want to ensure that your ride is running as clean and green as possible? If so, simply press the ECO Mode button and your Toyota will make any changes needed to maximize efficiency, such as by automatically reducing the air conditioning output and/or adjusting the throttle response.

  1. Dual-zone Climate Control

Why waste energy heating or cooling part of the vehicle with no one in it? Toyota ensures that this is never the case by offering a Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control system that lets you focus that warm or cool air exactly where you need it.

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