After a successful kick-off of the Hybrid Electric Vehicle Campus Tour held at the Mapua Institute of Technology, followed by the Hybrid Electric Technology Conference at the Grand Hyatt in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Toyota Motor Philippines brings in hybrid vehicle campus tour to De La Salle University in Manila. As with the first two gatherings, this one was meant to educate the academe and the school’s student body about the benefits of hybrid vehicle technology.
It started off with a seminar on the various aspects of this green way of powering vehicles, as well as how such affects the environment. Toyota technical experts gave everyone an insight on how this kind of energy source woud best suit our local conditions—perennial gridlock. With pieces of tech such as running solely on battery power instead of an idling engine while stuck in traffic, we could do well to adapt this and be a lot kinder to our environment, the Toyota experts noted.
Apart from the seminar, students and faculty members alike got the chance to see the Toyota Prius up close. Touted as the very first mass-produced hybrid electric vehicle, it ushered in Toyota’s goal of reducing its carbon footprint within the next three decades—in line with its Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050. In the Philippines, the leading Japanese auto manufacturer is bent on bringing in more electrified versions of its different offerings, again in keeping with its global vision.