Toyota reveals details on next-generation Prius hybrid: 55 MPG goal and…

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Toyota reveals details on Prius hybrid: 55 MPG goal and 2015 release

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Some details started to come out on Toyota’s Prius. At a Toyota event, Ogiso, who used to be the chief on the Prius project and is now higher up executive tree, revealed the company’s goal with the generation Prius is still to fuel economy by 10% over the model. This is what has done with each generation of its flagship hybrid, and means that we should about 55 MPG combined for the fourth-generation Satoshi also strongly that the new Prius will be in 2015, saying that was always 6 years between model.


Some other we know about the upcoming

Thanks to RD into NiMH, batteries, solid state and lithium air, the 4th-gen have higher-density batteries. not surprising, but Toyota has always rather conservative with technology, being very to the li-ion party, so it’s to hear that they milk the same batteries

The electric motor is also improved. The current Prius has a that has 4x the power density of the Prius, and the next one will be smaller.

The gasoline engine in the Prius powertrain feature efficiency of greater than the thermal efficiency of the gasoline in the current Prius is 38.5%.

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The Prius will feature the New Global Architecture (TNGA). It have a lower center of and increased structural rigidity. along with many improvements will allow for gains in ride-and-handling, agility and

The plug-in version of the Prius, is being developped in parallel it shares most parts the non-pluggable Prius, will be improved. On this, Satoshi said:

We have been very carefully to Prius PHV and are considering their requests for all-electric range. We have heard from owners they would like a convenient charging operation. In we are developing a new wireless/inductive charging that produces resonance an on-floor coil and an onboard to transmit power to the battery, charging without the fuss of a

Aim higher, Toyota!

This is all nice, but I wish Toyota was a bit Maybe they are and just want to reveal anything yet, but I get the feeling that are being a little too conservative. used to be the frontrunner when it to greener vehicles, and they are doing very well, but now the action is in plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles. Toyota as competitive there. The Prius is great, but it’s basically a Prius with a better and a plug. Toyota’s RAV4 EV is but it’s only available in and in small numbers.

Toyota could easily be radical, even if it just investing more in their with Tesla and producing a RAV4 EV available everywhere, or a EV, or a Lexus, whatever. Incremental 10% every 6 years are fine, but like to see a bit more vision out of

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