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The future according to Toyota

IT is to believe that the Toyota has been around for more a decade and a half. Development of a car began at Toyota back in and was bestowed with the code-name

Its mission was to create a car that the need for our dependence on fossil While a fully electric car was a pipe dream at the time, believed that the best way would be the utilisation of a combination of an motor mated to a small petrol engine; now commonly as a ‘hybrid’.

This would that users received the of both worlds; an economical runabout, and a fun to drive car as well. target was to double the fuel-efficiency of a 1,500cc petrol-driven engine, 14.0km/L, to 28km/L with the of a battery and an electric motor.

was achieved with the first hybrid car in December 1997, the There have been generations of Prius since first one in 1997, and the development has not

Improvements in engine, motor and technology has ensured that the generation Prius is now able to an additional 10km for every of petrol it uses, returning a fuel consumption figure hovers around 38km/l.

It has a while for the public to cotton on to the of a hybrid vehicle but the popularity to be on an upswing. For the first time in Toyota achieved one million sales per annum of hybrid and by March 2013, that jumped to five million of hybrid cumulative sales.

16% of all Toyota vehicles sold are and in Japan, total hybrid now account for a staggering 40% of the total sales. The key to the rise in popularity of lies not just in the keen and development that Toyota to improve every aspect of its technology, but also in some of the by way of tax breaks that are levied on vehicles in Japan.


It has been a win-win situation for sides actually; the astounding figures has allowed Toyota to focusing more now on the future of the car, which includes the PHV hybrid), EV (fully electric) and FCV vehicle).

The three types of have been categorised three ‘mobility zones’ so to with EV’s being suited for short distance – due to the current battery technology only allows a certain to be travelled before a recharge is HV’s and PHV’s being to a wider and more practical use, and FCV’s (still in stage) being seen as applicable to medium to long use, especially for trucks, and buses.

Of course, the key to a hybrid is its battery, and part of the Toyota Experience was a visit to PEVE or EV Energy Co.Ltd. the company for creating the batteries in every hybrid vehicle.

With an sales turnover of 160 billion Yen in PEVE is a joint-venture company Toyota and Panasonic, with a ratio split of 80.5% and respectively.

PEVE is made up of four factories in Omori, Sakaijuko, and Teiho, and combined they a staggering 1.1 million hybrid packs per annum.

Since its in 1997, more than million of PEVE’s battery have found their way Toyota hybrids, which, in to the ubiquitous Prius, include the Auris, Camry, Crown, Estima, Alphard, Veilfire, Sai and (known as the Prius C in Malaysia).

In these plants also hybrid batteries for the luxury arm of Lexus. PEVE batteries are in the CT200h, ES, GS, HS, IS, LS600h and RX.

While are all Ni-MH (nickel-metal hydrite) the Teiho plant does Lit-Ion (lithium ion) for the Prius + and Prius PHV, a production leaseonly model.

The key of a hybrid battery is that it is has to be durable and cost effective, and the main goal of PEVE. RD over the years have in batteries that last are more durable in all-weather (from freezing winters to deserts), lighter and cheaper to

In addition, said batteries have to achieve high and output power, high efficiency at high temperatures, output power in low temperatures, and yet a long life expectancy.

On the millions of hybrid batteries pose an environmental nightmare it comes time to dispose and thankfully Toyota has also a recycling programme for discarded batteries, and most parts – and external – will find being used in new batteries for hybrids. But it doesn’t end there.

We given a glimpse into the of hybrid technology, and one that’s to be introduced very soon is the PHV. The PHV is integration of all the strengths of a vehicle and the fossil-fuel-free benefits of an EV.

As earlier, one of the main drawbacks pun intended) of full EV’s is It has also led to a new term being for this; it’s called anxiety’.

It’s when someone who is a full EV is running low on juice, and sure if they’re going to it to their destination, or the next charging point.

A PHV eliminates ‘range anxiety’ since also a regular HV to fall on, should the charged power run In tests conducted in Japan, who were selected to use a PHV in their commute recorded astounding figures of 3500km without a single refuel.

That’s in Japan, city dwellers drive more than a day. As such, some subjects were actually to drive the Prius PHV solely in EV daily for weeks, even without ever running out of or the HV kicking in.

Test subjects reported a very relaxed, driving experience, because knew that should, for reason or other, the PHV run out of electricity, the car automatically switch to HV mode, and get to where they were hence no ‘range anxiety’.

In a few time, perhaps by 2015, we may see first mass-production FCV, a fuel-cell vehicle that is non-dependent on gasoline.

The challenge now is to of course reduce the cost of producing the actual itself, as well as establishing a infrastructure. Based on what we saw and during the Toyota Hybrid 2013, where once a regular hybrid was just a dream, it wouldn’t be at all surprising to see the FCV emerge from the carmaker gave us the first-ever production

There’s a reason Toyota’s is ‘Moving Forward’, because certainly are, and at an incredible to boot.

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