Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has supplied a total of 28 Toyota Hybrid Camry vehicles to Cars Taxi, making it the first private company in the UAE to own a hybrid fleet.
“We are delighted to see that Hybrid Camry vehicles are a genuine option for companies aiming to own environmentally-friendly and fuel-efficient fleets,” said Jon Williams, managing director Al-Futtaim Motors.
“Toyota Hybrid Camry vehicles not only deliver excellent fuel economy and low CO2 emissions but also reduce maintenance and repair costs resulting in the lowest total cost of ownership in class, for companies operating them.”
Abdullah Sultan, executive director, Cars Taxi said: “As an operator of over 4,000 taxis, we feel privileged to be the UAE’s first private company to own Hybrid cars.
“We are working hard to ensure that our efforts help support the vision of the UAE government who are looking to create a more sustainable mobility network and help reduce our society’s carbon footprint. The excellent reputation, durability, low cost of ownership and superior green credentials of the Toyota Hybrid Camry, were certainly big selling points for us.”
Al-Futtaim Motors had previously supplied Dubai Taxi Corporation with a fleet of 20 Toyota Hybrid Camry, following a three year trial run on 10 vehicles, which resulted in a 33 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency and a 33 per cent reduction of CO2 emissions.
Toyota marks 17 years of hybrid technology leadership in 2014 and has sold around 6 million hybrid vehicles with a portfolio that currently offers 23 models worldwide.