Toyota PH Stages Hybrid Campus Series Spearheaded by All-New Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid
Bolstering its efforts to inform about the benefits of vehicle electrification, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has staged another leg of its Hybrid Campus Tour series.
The one-day event in Don Bosco Technical College (DBTC) was the premier venue for the public test drive of the all-new Toyota Corolla Altis, following its unveiling last September.
Around 465 students from different fields joined three batches of educational seminars, achieving the highest participation record to-date for the Hybrid Campus Tour series since its inception in March 2019.
Toyota’s technical experts also gave experiential lessons to the students and faculty through a whole day test drive activity inside the school grounds. Almost 50 students signed up to try out the Toyota Prius C and the all-new Toyota Corolla Altis hybrid variant.
“Toyota’s initiative reflects the global shift to cleaner energy sources, and addresses the numerous crises we are experiencing now,” said TMP First Vice President Cristina Arevalo. “From energy conservation, transportation, and global warming, TMP wants to make sure that we are doing our part for a more sustainable future. We chose to start with university students because they are the shapers of tomorrow.”
Both faculty and students of Mechanical Engineering, Architecture, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science, and Aviation Mechanical Technology were able to experience firsthand Toyota’s hybrid technology.
Even student-trainees from Don Bosco’s Technical Vocational courses were given the chance to drive the hybrid vehicles and discover the inner workings behind each model’s seamless driving.
In a press statement, DBTC Director Engr. Winston Dereje expounded: “We educate for life–this is the mission of all Don Bosco Educational Centers. Through this partnership between Don Bosco and Toyota, our students were able to understand the science behind hybrid tech, and how it helps the environment by lowering our carbon footprint. It is truly a technology with a soul, and an inspiration for the young to be lifelong learners.”
Aside from the hybrid electric cars, attendees in Don Bosco Technical College Mandaluyong were also treated to interactive displays like the stationary bike charger and multimedia exhibits.