Toyota Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Toyota Hybrid Campus Tour series is partnering with universities to promote environment-friendly cars. Credits to TMP.

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) partnered with De La Salle University (DLSU) for the second leg of its Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Campus Tour.

DLSU’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, whose Eco Car Team won the Asian Drivers title, hosted the educational seminar and activities about the beneficial effects of Toyota hybrid technology to the environment.

DLSU faculty and students were also treated to a preview of the Prius model displayed at the school’s Central Plaza. Free vegetarian snacks courtesy of Quorn were also distributed to students in line with the activity’s sustainability theme.

Toyota’s Hybrid Electric Vehicle Campus Tour series is part of Toyota’s global initiative to promote vehicle electrification towards sustainable mobility. In the Philippines, Toyota is firm on its stance that HEVs are the ideal transition phase for a greener and more energy-efficient automotive landscape. Toyota started its Hybrid Campus Tour series by partnering with Mapua University last March.

“Our continuous activities on HEVs are geared towards the youth because they are the ones who will benefit most from this technology. With enough support and proper implementation, the untapped potential of hybrids can improve our transportation systems and our environment in the long-run,” said TMP First Vice President Ms. Cristina Arevalo in a release sent to Good News Pilipinas. “Toyota is driving the future, one university at a time.”

TMP says it is looking to further widen the use of hybrid technology by bringing electrified versions of its existing models to the Philippines. This business direction is aligned with the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050, aimed at eliminating the company’s carbon emissions by the next three decades.

“TMP is well on its way to introducing various technologies and features available in other countries, such as the Hybrid Synergy Drive for fuel efficiency and Toyota Safety Sense for human safety,” Arevalo added. “This year will be an exciting time for the motoring public as we continue the push for electrification, and customers can definitely expect more options from Toyota if they’re looking to own environment-friendly cars.”

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