Just in nine months, Toyota Motor Corporation succeeded in achieving the increasing international sales of its hybrid vehicles. The Japanese automotive manufacturer has sold 9.014 million hybrids. The figures also include the plug-in hybrids. Toyota Hybrid car is easier to drive than the conventional vehicles.
The development of Toyota hybrid cars instead of general vehicles of the same size has saved the earth from some 67 million tons of CO2 emissions. According to Toyota, the company’s hybrid cars are changing the way people drive the vehicles.
Even though the hybrid vehicles use less fuel than the conventional cars, there is still a problem concerning the environmental harm of the battery of this vehicle. Currently, most hybrid vehicle batteries are one of two types: 1) nickel metal hydride or 2) lithium ion; both are concerned as more environmentally friendly than lead-based batteries.
There are many types of batteries. Some are way more toxic than others. Lithium ion is the least toxic of the two mentioned above.
Toyota wants to have 15 million hybrid sales by 2020. The company presently sells 33 hybrid vehicles and one plug-in hybrid in 90 countries and regions across the world.
According to HybridCars(.)com, the share of hybrid cars by Toyota in the U.S market is 70-percent against all the other companies.