Toyota to Replace Blue Hybrid Emblem With a Dot

Since 2009, Toyota has used a unique emblem to signify its hybrid vehicles. The regular Toyota logo is accentuated with a blue halo on vehicles equipped with hybrid powertrains. However, you might have noticed that the all-new Camry does not sport the blue halo badge, despite being exclusively a hybrid.

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Instead, a look at the back of the sedan shows a blue dot on the trunk next to the letters ‘HEV’ (which stands for hybrid electric vehicle). Earlier in September, in an X post (formerly Twitter), Toyota revealed that the new circle is intended to symbolize its commitment to “the happiness of people living on earth and [its desire] to pass it on to the next generation.”

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As a result, according to a Toyota representative, the previous emblem with blue highlights will be replaced by the blue dot on Toyota’s new hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery electric vehicles, and fuel-cell electric vehicles. Camry, Crown, and Prius models are the first to undergo this adjustment; other Toyota cars will follow suit shortly.

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The blue circle is already apparent in teaser pictures on the back of the upcoming bZ3X, along with the initials “BEV” (for battery electric vehicle). Toyota wants to build a wide range of new energy cars, not just EVs, to meet its environmental goals, therefore incorporating the dot across many vehicles emphasizes that objective.

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