We loved the Prius, but where are the electric cars, Toyota?
07.20.2022 - by Ellie Peichel
We loved the Prius, but where are the electric cars, Toyota?

Toyota made great environmental strides almost 25 years ago when they introduced the world to the Prius hybrid. The Prius was revolutionary for its time, but as we electrify our transportation system, hybrids alone won’t cut it. It’s time for Toyota to be a leader again and step up its production of an array of all-electric vehicles. There is a non-electric Toyota model for everyone; let’s make sure there is an all-electric Toyota model for everyone as well.

Add your name—consumers want battery-electric Toyotas!

To combat climate change, we must electrify our transportation system, and we all want to do our part. If you’d consider a Toyota next time you buy a car, but there aren’t any battery electric Toyotas for you to buy when you visit a local dealership, keep reading!

Are you in this same lane? Do you want to consider Toyota for your next vehicle, but only if they make 100% electric vehicles widely available?

Raise your voice with us! Let’s tell Toyota together that we want to see widely available battery electric Toyota vehicles as soon as possible.

Toyota made great environmental strides almost 25 years ago when they introduced the world to the Prius hybrid. It’s time for them to be a leader again, and step up their production of an array of all-electric vehicles. There is a non-electric Toyota model for everyone; let’s make sure there is an all-electric Toyota model for everyone as well.

A personalized message that tells them your story is the best way to influence Toyota. So please let us know if you currently drive a Toyota, and why you want Toyota to speed up their production of 100% electric vehicles. Feel free to use and edit the sample message to Toyota below or create your own.

Your messages will be shared with Toyota to show that their customers want a variety of all-electric options.

Sample messages to Toyota:

I am a Toyota driver and I appreciate the quality of Toyota vehicles. I want to go 100% electric for my next car, but when I visit my local dealership, there aren’t all-electric Toyota options available for me to buy.

I wish I did not have to choose between buying a Toyota or an electric vehicle. Toyota has always delivered top-notch customer service and I want that same experience with my next 100% electric vehicle. Please help Toyota drivers like me do right by our wallets and the planet by making battery electric Toyota vehicles widely available as soon as possible.

I hope to see more battery electric Toyota vehicles soon! 

16 comments on “We loved the Prius, but where are the electric cars, Toyota?”
  1. Iris and Victor Yipp says:

    We have a 2013 Prius Hybrid Plug In. It only gets 10 miles to a charge in the summer months and drops down as far as 8 miles in the cooler temps. We love the idea of hybrid so that when the electric runs out we can still drive it but sure would love to get more miles to a charge.

  2. Mary says:

    3 of my last 4 cars were a Prius but the fourth purchased this year is a 2018 Chevy Volt because it gets 60 plus electric miles on a good day. What I really want Toyota is a SMALL electric truck please please please.

  3. Eugene Severens says:

    I drove a Highlander for several years and beginning 3 years ago, I asked a Toyota salesman where the EVs were. He said the demand wasn’t there even though Tesla has has buyers queued up for years. In June 2020, I sold by Highlander and bought a Tesla Model 3 and am very happy with that decision. I am anxious for Toyota to offer an EV, but am mystified by the failure to recognize EVs’ significance for the future.

  4. Connie Ohlson says:

    I love my 2005 Prius and it is still going strong! I didn’t know why every vehicle isn’t hybrid to save gas and reduce air pollution. Now I say we need many more choices for electric vehicles to continue to lessen the need to extract gas and oil from sensitive environment areas and cut off the pipelines coming from Russia! Most importantly it is a good way that that the general public can make a difference to combat climate change! I am ready and waiting to move up to the next Toyota series of all electric vehicles! Hurry Please! The Planet needs more all electric vehicles NOW!

  5. Ted McNamara says:

    Still Own my 2001 Prius that I purchased in 2000. It is parked with my F-250 Ford because of gas prices. We do all our driving in our 2011 Leaf which I charge with my solar panels. I am 80 and working toward the goal of all electric. I have, for over a year, $100 on a Ford F-150 Lightning, and will retire my 1984 F-250 when that happens. Electric cars get better every year, and get cheaper. Why go gas?

  6. Bob says:

    Yes, Toyota should be building a variety of BEV’s, but Toyota should first stop funding the Sedition Caucus #SeditionCaucus, which is attempting to destroy our Democracy.

  7. Rob Harlan says:

    I have driver Toyota cars for years. I am a believer. But I am moving up to electric and am not interested in hybrids. Go Electric Toyota!

  8. DONALD FRITTS says:

    We’ve owned four gas Toyotas in the past and really liked the quality, reliability, and appearance. In 2011 when Nissan was just introducing the LEAF EV, Toyota still hadn’t made the commitment to put a plug on their Prius’s and that was a mistake of enormous proportions. It made people like myself instantly turn away from Toyota and look to Nissan in 2014. Years have passed driving first a LEAF and now a BOLT, we’ll not return to Toyota until they make a product at least as good and capable as these for a comparable price. Why did they waste so much time/money on the H2 experiment? They can do alot better…

  9. jrj90620 says:

    I think Toyota thought they could promote hydrogen technology.Apparently that didn’t work and now they are moving to battery EVs.So,there should be a lot of Toyota EVs eventually.

  10. John Donaldson says:

    We had two Prius, Great cars at the time but I consider them old technology now. I want an EV but until that market matures I will stick with a PHEV. So what I want from Toyota is a 50+ mile PHEV for under $30K

  11. Stacy Miller says:

    Toyota was an early innovator in the hybrid space and historically led on fuel economy–a feature that is of tremendous value today as gas prices are so volatile. I’m asking Toyota to please reestablish yourself as a responsible and innovative leader among automakers and deliver on all electric models.

  12. Michael says:

    I have been driving Toyotas for over 30 years. I currently have my 4th Prius (the first three were straight hybrid, and the current is a plug-in hybrid). Several years ago we were a 3 Toyota family – today just the one. Plus an electric VW ID4. For me, it’s not even just the fact that Toyota still does not have an EV. IT is the number of times the leadership at Toyota has dismissed EVs in general and instead claimed that Hybrids or hydrogen are the answer. The fact that Toyota has funded January 6 insurrectionists and financially supported politicians on the wrong side of social issues was enough for me to start moving to other vehicle makers.

  13. Jeff Gahris says:

    We have ben driving our beloved Prius for many years, but continue to wait for a good electric car from Toyota. With 160,000 miles on our current Toyota car, we can’t wait forever. We are hopeful you have something soon for the Chicago market! Thank you.

  14. jim okeefe says:

    I whole-heartedly agree that Toyota should begin offering 100% electric vehicles but the article fails to acknowledge that Toyota sells 2 excellent plugin hybrids; the Prius Prime gets 25 ev miles and the Rav4 Prime gets a very-usable 42 ev miles. My 2022 Rav4 Prime travels 1500 to 2000 miles between refueling while most local trips are 100% ev.

  15. Mike says:

    I believed Toyota and Honda are purposely holding out so that every other manufacturer will burn through the maximum number of vehicles eligible for the $7500 federal discount. Once all their competitors can no longer offer the $7500 credit, you will see Toyota and Honda swoop in with their offerings and have a pricing advantage over everyone else.

  16. Charles Lewis Townsend says:

    I have driven a Toyota Corolla, Then I bought the first Camry hybrid to come into our area. Now I drive a Pius Prime and most of my driving is EV. I appreciate the quality of Toyota vehicles. I want to go 100% electric for my next car. But there aren’t all-electric Toyota options available for me to buy. Other companies sell all-electric vehicles now and I’m checking them out. Toyota has always delivered cars with top-notch reliability, and I want that same experience with my next 100% electric vehicle. Please do what’s right for our planet and right for loyal customers by offering all-electric Toyota vehicles soon!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *