Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive Hybrid technology Regenerative braking

When stopping helps you go

With our world leading Hybrid Synergy Drive®  , even braking contributes to the overall energy efficiency of the car. Each time you press down on the brake pedal or decelerate, controllers divert kinetic energy which would normally be lost as heat and noise (or simply wasted), back to the battery for recycling to power the electric motor later on.

In city driving conditions, where continuous stop-start traffic is often the norm, a great deal of energy is recaptured and stored this way, contributing to the overall efficiency of the hybrid car. This also helps to ensure that the battery always has plenty of charge to power the electric motor without ever needing to be plugged into the mains for a recharge.

Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD)

Hybrid Synergy Drive

The Hybrid Synergy Drive developed by Toyota integrates the desirable elements of a petrol engine and an electric motor. It uses the spontaneous high torque from the electric motor from rest for starting. For cruising in the high-speed range, it utilizes the efficient power of the petrol engine. The management system carefully selects the optimum combination of the petrol engine and electric motor in order to maximise fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Image shown for illustration purposes only.