Toyota To Lease 150 Plug-In Hybrids In European Test, U.S. By 2010

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Toyota To Lease 150 Plug-In In European Test, U.S. By

Toyota will lease 150 experimental Plug-in Hybrid (PHV) to selected European with France as the first participating in the three-year pilot. will bring some PHV stateside starting in 2010.

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Toyota Motor (TME) will lease 150 units of its experimental Plug-in Vehicle (PHV), to selected customers across Europe as a next step towards France will be the first to participate in the three-year pilot, discussions ongoing in the UK, Germany and the Based on Toyota’s full technology, the new PHV will come with a powerful lithium-ion extending the vehicle’s range in vehicle mode for a silent and drive. The first wave of will reach Strasbourg in 2009.

‘In the future, the PHV will be the perfect to Prius. It offers a low carbon solution for customers wanting to longer distances using while still experiencing the benefits of a full hybrid,’ Tadashi Arashima, President and Executive Officer of TME. is no better time to put our new PHV through its We have to assess its performance in a of markets with different constraints, driving conditions and expectations,’ he added.

Toyota’s PHV overcomes the obstacles associated with electric – e.g. high battery and costs, and limited cruising – while enhancing the benefits of full hybrid technology. On the new Prius, these benefits best-in-class CO2 emissions of just 89 exceptional fuel efficiency, acceleration and quiet driving.

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A PHV can be driven as an electric vehicle for commutes, while for high-speed, journeys it operates as a full with its petrol engine as both a power source and generator when required. The is charged during driving, or braking, or by connecting its plug to a electrical point at home or at

In partnership with EDF, has been road-testing a PHV (equipped a Nickel Metal Hydride in Europe since 2007. 100 units of the new lithium-ion PHV will be to selected fleet customers and bodies in Strasbourg, France, for a of three years.

Part of the PHV fleet will come with an innovative charging that ensures safe communication between the plug and the identification of the vehicle and automatic of electricity. A large number of points will also be in users’ homes, the offices of partners, in public parking and on public roads.

Toyota will deploy 500 new PHVs globally – including in Japan and the US – by 2010.

Toyota prius(plug-in) lease
Toyota prius(plug-in) lease
Toyota prius(plug-in) lease


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