2015 Toyota Prius hybrid to set benchmarks in fuel economy and green technology…

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2015 Toyota Prius to set benchmarks in fuel economy and technology

In an attempt to a steadily decreasing share of the vehicle market, the 2015 Prius will make advances in design, technology and reports Automotive News .

The new is unlikely to arrive before 2015, but when it does it feature a new ultra-efficient gasoline and possibly lighter, more lithium-ion batteries. These will help Toyota its target of an 8 percent improvement in efficiency over the current meaning the new car would boast an 54mpg combined.

“We aim to use lithium ion for Prius, but we are not sure Hideki Iba, Toyota’s research manager, told News . “Or we could differentiate the Prius lineup between that use lithium ion battery and ones that use nickel-metal batteries.”

Toyota has made advances in efficiency during the 17-year life, although radical advances in technology will become increasingly incremental. With rivals as Ford, Honda, and General stealing sales, however, the knows noticeable improvements are

“Generally speaking, hybrid are more mature than says Satoshi Ogiso, top engineer. ”So, the tendency is when a technology matures, the rate is saturating, dropping. We do our best effort to keep pace.”

‘That pace’ is the Prius’ historic eight to ten increase in efficiency generation-on-generation. time round it gets to achieve. In the past, Ogiso has improving the Prius’ efficiency by 10 to Usain Bolt somehow a whole second off his 100-metre record time.

It isn’t the realms of possibility that the new could borrow styling from the FT-1


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A move to lithium ion batteries and engine thermal efficiency be the only answers to lower and greater fuel economy. is the enemy of efficiency, and as such the Prius will be on a strict says Toyota’s global RD Mitsuhisa Kato. If the mighty savings of 20 percent being are realised, the new car would tip the scales at than 1,450kg.

To help achieve this saving, the 2015 Toyota will be built on a new platform as the Toyota New Global Architecture The platform will be shared other Toyota models – like the way Volkswagen Group with its MQB platform – allowing to be focused elsewhere, such as development.

Along with a 20 weight saving, the TNGA also allow the Prius’ to improve thermal efficiency around 38.5 percent to than 41 percent. While may sound trivial in light of in pure electric and hydrogen cell drivetrain technology. it represent a benchmark in combustion expertise.

The hybrid system in the 2015 Prius is also said to less than the one in the current although, as Iba says, whether new system includes lithium ion or the old nickel-metal hydride cells in Either way, a drop in the Prius’ base price is so unlikely as to be unthinkable. A real in fuel economy, however, is much on the cards.

The next Prius has already been testing in full camouflage, as

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