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. 

From new, all Hybrid components benefit from our five-year/100,000km* warranty. When your Hybrid passes its Hybrid Health Check, it will be eligible for a further one-year/15,000km* of Hybrid Battery Extended Care. *Whichever is soonest.

It is possible to replace a Hybrid battery beyond its warranty. Prices vary depending on which model.

Yes. Your nearest Toyota 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%.

There’s no fear of a Toyota Hybrid 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.

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

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.