Toyota Prius – now a part of Dubai Municipality’s fleet

Posted on Apr 22, 2015 by

In-line with Toyota’s environmental contributions to a low-carbon society, Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota vehicles in the UAE, has expanded its alternative fuel vehicles offerings, culminating in an agreement with Dubai Municipality that will see the organization take hold of a total of three Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid cars that will be used and evaluated for future wide-scale deployment.

Toyota Prius front

The handover, which took place at the 17th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX), was attended by Alan Carpenter, General Manager, Sales & Marketing, Al-Futtaim Motors – Toyota, as well as Humaid Saeed Almarri, Director of Transportation Department, Dubai Municipality.

“The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid will be used exclusively by Dubai Municipality in their effort to create a greener community. Using our expertise and unrivalled technology that is part of every Toyota hybrid, we will work closely with Dubai Municipality to make an impact on emissions and change the face of transport in the Emirate while contributing to the UAE’s green agenda,” said Carpenter.

Toyota Prius side

The Prius Plug-in Hybrid works just like a Prius Hybrid but with an extended electric driving range for enhanced fuel efficiency. With a fully charged battery, Prius Plug-in Hybrid can provide up to an EPA-rated 95 MPGe3 in EV Mode.

Globally, cumulative Toyota hybrid vehicles sales have surpassed 7 million, resulting in approximately 49 million fewer tons* of CO2 emissions—believed to be a cause of global warming—than would have been emitted by gasoline-powered vehicles of similar size and driving performance. Toyota also estimates that its hybrid vehicles have saved approximately 18 million kiloliters of gasoline compared to the amount used by gasoline-powered vehicles of similar sizes.

One Response to Toyota Prius – now a part of Dubai Municipality’s fleet

  1. Ricky Delos Reyes Reply

    July 9, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Dear Toyota,

    They will sell this unit in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
    By the way how much each car of Toyota Prius..
    Congrats for his new auto technology.

    Thanks for published updated o us.

    Best Regards,

    Ricky P DR

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