How many Toyota hybrid models have been released in Australia?
Toyota has released 5 vehicles since 2001 – Prius, Prius c, Prius v, Corolla Hybrid and Camry Hybrid.
How many Toyota hybrid vehicles have been sold in Australia?
Since 2001, over 85,000 Toyota hybrids have been sold in Australia. Worldwide, Toyota has sold over 12 million hybrids. (June, 2018)
How long has Toyota been recycling hybrid HV batteries in Australia
The hybrid HV battery recycle process was developed prior to Prius being introduced in 2001.
What parts of the hybrid HV battery are recycled?
The hybrid HV battery metal cover and associated metal parts and plastic components are recycled locally. The hybrid HV battery cells are exported in EPA approved sealed containers for recovery of base metals. The printed circuit boards are exported for recovery of copper, lead, gold and silver.
What is the diversion rate from landfill for hybrid HV batteries?
The diversion rate from landfill is in excess of 98%, with all toxic elements diverted from landfill for hybrid HV batteries.
If a hybrid HV battery is damaged, can it be recovered and recycled
Yes, in the event of a hybrid HV battery being damaged, an EPA approved sealed container is used to transport the hybrid HV battery to the recycler.
Who pays for the recovery and recycling of the hybrid HV batteries?
Toyota Motor Corporation Australia pays for the recovery (transport) and recycling of the hybrid HV battery once the hybrid HV battery is delivered to a Toyota dealer.
Can all Toyota or Lexus dealers recover hybrid HV batteries?
Yes, Toyota dealers can recover Toyota hybrid HV batteries and Lexus dealers can recover Lexus hybrid HV batteries for recycling.
How many Toyota dealers are there in Australia?
There are over 275 Toyota dealers in Australia, all of which can recover hybrid HV batteries for recycling.
Can anyone remove the hybrid HV battery from a hybrid vehicle?
It is recommended that only trained Toyota hybrid technicians remove the hybrid HV battery.
What is the warranty on the hybrid HV battery?
For Hybrid vehicles bought before 1 January 2019, we’ll cover your Hybrid battery[W1] for eight years or 160,000km, whichever comes first. This warranty is a combination of the standard three-year/100,000km (whichever comes first) manufacturer’s warranty and the extra five-year/60,000km (whichever comes first) Toyota Australia supported warranty.
For Hybrid vehicles bought after 1 January 2019, we’ll cover your Hybrid battery[W1] for up to 10 years, provided you undertake your annual inspection as part of routine maintenance according to the vehicle logbook. Refer to warranty conditions. This warranty does not limit and may not necessarily exceed your rights under the Australian Consumer Law.
If a hybrid HV battery fails under warranty does the customer get a $100 cash rebate?
No, as the hybrid HV battery will be replaced at no cost to the customer.
Why does TMCA provide a rebate on hybrid HV batteries?
Hybrid technology is an important part of Toyota's global strategy for more sustainable transport. Toyota launched this initiative as a means of promoting and reinforcing recycling in response to global resource limitations.