How often do Hybrid batteries need replacing?

The batteries in our Hybrid cars are designed to last the lifetime of the car. You will notice two things when it's time to replace a battery. The engine will run almost constantly, even under light acceleration, and your fuel economy will drop off significantly. Your car will still run with a dead battery but a new one will keep it running like new for years.

Can I replace a Hybrid battery beyond warranty?

It is possible to replace a Hybrid battery beyond its warranty. Prices vary depending on model as outlined below. Please contact us for more details.

Can the Hybrid battery be recycled

Yes. Your nearest Authorised Repairer can help in the removal and disposal of the hybrid battery. Since the EU Directive 2006/66/EC was adopted in 2006, the final treatment companies responsible for recycling our nickel metal hydride batteries found in cars like our Yaris Hybrid, are legally required to meet a target recycle weight of 50%.

What happens if my battery runs out of charge?

There’s no fear of a Hybrid car running out of charge as it charges itself as you drive. The sophisticated system continually monitors the petrol engine and battery and seamlessly switches between each when necessary.

Is it expensive to service a Hybrid

It costs about the same to service a hybrid as a conventional car and can be carried out by any Authorised Repairer. In fact, some parts like brake pads may in fact wear less due to the benefits of a Hybrid’s regenerative braking.

Can a Hybrid continue to run on electricity when it runs out of fuel?

No. Although our full-Hybrids are designed to operate in electric-only modes, they have not been designed to run without petrol. Doing so could cause severe damage to the Hybrid system.

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