Al-Futtaim Motors announces 535% growth in Prius sales

The Toyota Prius wa launched last year in the UAE. In the UAE fleet business, over 1,000 Camry Hybrid vehicles have been an integral part for a number of taxi operators.

  

Friday, Jun 30, 2017

Al-Futtaim Motors has announced an increase in its Toyota hybrid sales led by the Prius and Camry hybrid, registering 535% and 430% growth respectively in the first half of this year, in comparison to the same period in 2016.

The Toyota Prius wa launched last year in the UAE. In the UAE fleet business, over 1,000 Camry Hybrid vehicles have been an integral part for a number of taxi operators.

Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Toyota at Al-Futtaim Motors, said: “In light of the sustainability initiatives that the UAE government is implementing as part of its UAE Vision 2021, we take pride in being the pioneer in sustainable motoring and our customers’ confidence in our hybrid offerings reiterate our position. Our hybrid cars offer an immediate solution to a greener UAE, requiring no additional infrastructure development, no external charging and no changes in driver behaviour.

“This positive growth for both the Prius and the Camry Hybrid are proof that our customers are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental and financial benefits of owning hybrid cars. Studies show that a regular person could save up to one ton of CO2 using his Prius for a year, while a fleet of hybrid taxi cars could save over 30% on fuel while emitting over 30% less CO2, given current fuel prices in the UAE, it costs the Prius customer AED 6.7 to drive a distance of 100 kilometres in his car,”

Earlier this year, Al-Futtaim Motors announced a new partnership with Toyota Motor Corporation, Masdar, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Air Liquide, in a joint research program to explore the potential of hydrogen energy use in the UAE for the creation of a sustainable, low-carbon society. As part of the program, Al-Futtaim Motors has deployed a number of Mirai fuel-cell vehicle (FCV) for testing on UAE roads.

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