Prius and Beyondclose
All of us at Toyota believe that creating more efficient, environmentally sensitive vehicles is our responsibility and one of our most important contributions to society.
Everyone knows the Prius, the first mass-produced hybrid gas-electric vehicle, introduced in the U.S. in 2000. When compared to the average car, the Prius has saved American consumers more than an estimated 881 million gallons of gas, $2.19 billion in fuel costs, and 12.4 million tons of CO2 emissions.
But, we’re not stopping there. Toyota is expanding the Prius family to include three additional vehicles: the family-sized Prius v, the more compact Prius c and the Prius PHV (Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle).
Two more electric cars will come to market this year: the electric RAV4 powered by Tesla, and the iQ EV. And in 2015 we’ll introduce a fuel cell vehicle, which will rely solely on batteries and hydrogen, forming zero-emission water vapor as exhaust.