Prius celebrates its 10th anniversary this month and a decade during which it has pushed the boundaries of automotive innovation and set benchmarks in low emissions and fuel economy that Toyota’s rivals are still struggling to match.
London commuters driving in and out of the centre should be able to save a staggering £1,250 in congestion charges from February 2003 by driving the revolutionary petrol-electric hybrid the Toyota Prius.
Local councils, transport services and private businesses are among the UK’s leading vehicle fleets who will be commended for their environmental contributions at this year’s annual Green Fleet Conference.
Toyota has initiated a customer satisfaction campaign to replace the hybrid electric water pump on certain Prius vehicles. This potential issue does not represent a safety risk and this campaign is not a recall.
Now it has been agreed by West Lothian Council that the Toyota Prius can be licensed as a private hire vehicle, West Lothian/Edinburgh based Calder Cabs have become the first company in Scotland to run a fleet of hybrid Toyota Prius.
When Corby Borough Council decided to set an environmental example on Northamptonshire roads it looked to Toyota – and the council is now running five cars that will save on fuel costs and carbon emissions by the tonne.
The Toyota Prius has been named alongside the Apple iPhone, BBC iPlayer and the Nintendo Wii as one of the winners at the inaugural British Technology Awards, collecting the Greenest Technology of the Year Award.
Go Green Car and Van Rental, Britain’s first green car hire company based at Crewe, Cheshire, has taken possession of eight new Toyota Prius hybrid cars boosting their fleet of super environmentally friendly vehicles to 12.
Toyota has reached agreement to supply Sainsbury’s with Britain’s largest fleet of hybrid power vehicles. The company is to take delivery of 400 Prius models, in a move towards cleaner and greener motoring for its staff. This is the largest ever UK fleet deal for Prius.
As the doyenne of British consumer journalism, there is probably no tougher customer to please than Esther Rantzen. That makes her choice of a Toyota Prius for her personal transport all the more telling.