Mark Howard (Q-Park) and Michael Gaynor (Toyota Ireland) pictured with the Toyota C-HR Hybrid
Mark Howard (Q-Park) and Michael Gaynor (Toyota Ireland) pictured with the Toyota C-HR Hybrid

Toyota Ireland has announced a new partnership with Q-Park that allows all drivers of self-charging hybrids to take advantage of priority parking in four Q-Parks around Ireland.

In what is a first for Ireland, there will be two parking bays in four Q-Park locations exclusively for the use of self-charging hybrid cars. The spaces are conveniently placed in proximity to exits, alongside other priority spaces for mothers and babies.

Supporting the Built For A Better World brand promise, according to Toyota Ireland, “these parking bays are just one more way to make life easier for families”.

The spaces are for all self-charging hybrids, not just Toyotas!

Toyota’s hybrid only parking bays are currently located in the following Q-Park locations:

  • St. Stephen’s Green – Dublin
  • Clery’s – Dublin
  • Grand Parade – Cork
  • Harvey’s Quay – Limerick

In addition to these reserved parking spaces, hybrid driving Q-Park customers can already save 25% on the standard annual Q-Park Premium Card by availing of the Unlimited Hybrid Premium Card.

Commenting on the partnership, Michael Gaynor, Marketing Director at Toyota Ireland said, “We’re delighted to partner with Q-Park to bring this added benefit to all drivers of self-charging hybrid cars. While hybrid is going from strength to strength, with 50% of Toyota’s car sales in 2018 being hybrid, we need to continue to innovate and do everything we can to encourage the swift transition to alternative cleaner vehicles such a self-charging hybrid that are in electric mode up to 50% of the time. This partnership represents another step in the journey towards cleaner air for future generations.”

Mark Howard, Country Director at Q-Park Ireland said, “As part of our corporate social responsibility programme, and our goal to support and encourage responsible, greener driving, we are always consciously looking into innovative ways to improve our parking facilities and services. When Toyota approached us with the idea of hybrid-only parking spaces it was a natural fit for us and we’re very happy to be on-board for this very unique initiative.

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