Alternative Fuel Campaign

Making the Switch to Alternative Fuel Vehicles

The road to a sustainable Hawaiʻi is filled with options



Hybrid Electric Vehicle


Simple and seamless
Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) use gas to fuel the internal combustion engine (ICE), which charges the battery for the electric motor. It does not require electricity, extra maintenance, or anything new to learn behind the wheel, making the transition from ICE to HEV simple and seamless.


Lower carbon tailpipe emissions than ICE vehicles
Better fuel economy than ICE vehicles
Lower maintenance costs than ICE vehicles


What do I need to know before buying an HEV?
If you havenʻt driven a hybrid vehicle before, here are a few things to know:

  • Acceleration and braking might feel different compared to a gas vehicle. When it comes to acceleration, hybrid systems have been refined to improve responsiveness and smoothness. Hybrids use regenerative braking which may lead to a grabbier pedal feel, but also results in lower brake maintenance.
  • Every car has sounds, no matter what type. When a hybrid car starts, it relies solely on electric propulsion, which makes hardly any sound at all and is often whisper-quiet.
  • One of the leading benefits of a hybrid vehicle is a longer powertrain warranty than other vehicle types.
How do HEV’s compare to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs)?
Hybrid vehicles are 100% gasoline fueled and create their own energy through regenerative braking, which helps to make them fuel efficient.
Plug-in hybrid vehicles are powered by an electric motor and have a gasoline engine and gas tank.
How do I get the best mileage in a hybrid?
Getting the best mileage depends on a number of factors including the driver. Some tips to get the best mileage exclusively for hybrid vehicles include:

  • Using your carʻs hybrid information display to monitor energy usage
  • Go easy on the accelerator to keep it in EV mode
  • Use ECO mode to get better fuel economy
  • Use cruise control to maintain an even speed
Do hybrids require special maintenance?
No! Hybrid vehicle maintenance is the same as non-hybrid vehicles. In some cases, hybrid maintenance is easy and less costly than gas-powered vehicles because their design helps to reduce wear and tear. Check out the video below for more myths that may be holding you back from going hybrid:

How much horsepower do hybrids have?
You wonʻt have to sacrifice performance or style in a hybrid. The Toyota RAV4 Prime has an impressive combined 302 horsepower. Hereʻs another video debunking common hybrid misconceptions:

What HEVs do you have in stock?
We encourage you to visit or call your nearest Toyota, Lexus, or Subaru dealership to check out available inventory.

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle


Perfect combination between electric and gas
Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles (PHEVs) run on electricity and generate electric power using a battery pack or through regenerative braking. When the battery is depleted, the vehicle switches to gas. PHEVs offer the most range for all your driving needs and peace of mind through the electric and gas combination.


Lower carbon tailpipe emissions than HEVs, zero when using the electric motor
Better fuel economy than HEVs
Lower maintenance costs than ICE vehicles


What is the difference between a plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicle?
A plug-in hybrid vehicle’s electric battery can be recharged at home or at a public charging station. A full hybrid vehicle’s electric battery is recharged using its gas-powered engine.
Do I need to plug-in my vehicle to use it?
No, but it is advantageous to keep your plug-in hybrid vehicle charged. The more often you keep your PHEV charged, the greater your chances of potential gas fuel savings.
How long does it take to charge?
For a PHEV like the Toyota RAV4 Prime, the battery can be fully charged in about 12 hours by plugging the included charging cable into a standard household outlet (120V 12A). When using a public charging station (240V), the RAV4 Prime can be fully charged in as little as 2 hours and 30 minutes with the onboard charger (32A).
How do PHEVʻs perform compared to gasoline-powered vehicles?
You don’t have to sacrifice power or performance with an alternative fuel vehicle. The electric motors of
PHEVʻs offer better response to support acceleration than a gas engine.

Battery Electric Vehicle


Zero vehicle emissions
Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) run on 100% electricity. Electric power is generated using a battery pack to power the vehicle’s electric motor. BEVs are not dependent on gas and can be conveniently charged at home or at a public charging station.


Zero carbon tailpipe emissions
Better fuel economy than HEVs and PHEVs
Lower maintenance costs than HEVs and PHEVs


Why should I drive an all-electric vehicle?
It all depends on your lifestyle. All-electric vehicles can be conveniently charged overnight or on-demand at home, or at public charging stations when you are out and about. You’ll save money by avoiding trips to the gas pump, while contributing to a cleaner community with zero tailpipe emissions.
Does Servco offer EV’s?

Yes, we are pleased to offer an electric vehicle for each of our brands:

Why aren’t there more EV options?
Our approach to sustainable transportation is a multi-pronged with a focus on offering an option for every lifestyle. Many individuals may not have convenient access to a charger, especially residents in Hawaii who may live in condos, or those that live further away from public charging stations.

Battery Electric Vehicle


Drive the future today
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) are powered by an electric motor that requires hydrogen (H2) gas, which combines with oxygen (O2) from the air to generate electricity. FCEVs are not dependent on gas and run entirely on hydrogen, with the only emission being water.

Zero carbon tailpipe emissions
Better fuel economy than ICE vehicles
Lower maintenance costs than HEVs and PHEVs


What fuel-cell electric vehicle options are available?

Toyota Hawaii is pleased to offer the Mirai and contribute towards the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative’s goal of achieving 70 percent clean energy by 2030.

How do FCEVs compare to other vehicles when it comes to range?

Fuel-cell electric vehicles can now travel further than many other electrified vehicles. The Toyota Mirai has a class-leading EPA-estimated 402-mile driving range.

Where can I fuel my FCEV?

Vehicles can be fueled at a Toyota certified hydrogen fueling station. The Toyota Mirai comes available with complimentary hydrogen fuel.

How long does it take to fuel?

It takes approximately 5 minutes for a full fill-up, similar to gas or hybrid vehicles.

Where can I learn more about the Mirai?

Check out the Toyota Mirai here.


Servco Talks Alternative Fuel Vehicles with KITV Island Life

Host Nikki Holbrook joins Judy Relosimon Ng of Toyota Hawaiʻi and Jordan Doi of Servco Toyota Honolulu to learn moreabout sustainable vehicle options and test drive the Toyota RAV4 Prime and Toyota Sienna.

A Variety of Alternative Fuel Vehicles For All Lifestyles

KHON2’s Bryce Moore interviewed our own Judy Relosimon Ng and Servco customer/RAV4 Prime owner, AmyYonashiro, to share the importance of providing a variety of alternative fuel vehicle that best suits the customer’slifestyles and preferences.


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