The Toyota Hybrid System integrates the desirable elements of a petrol engine and an electric motor. It uses the spontaneous high torque from the electric motor from rest for starting. For cruising in the high-speed range, it utilizes the efficient power of the petrol engine.
The management system carefully selects the optimum combination of the petrol engine and electric motor in order to maximise fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.
Where it all began?
The common combustion engine has revolutionised our world over the last century. Unfortunately, as the use of cars and fossil fuels has increased, so has the impact on our environment.
So in 1993, Toyota outlined a new target to build a low-emission car for a cleaner future. In four short years a pioneer was born: The Prius Hybrid In four short years a pioneer was born: The Prius Hybrid.
The Rise & Rise of Prius
In 1997 Toyota was the first to successfully launch the Prius, world's first mass market hybrid. In 2003, with the 2nd generation Prius, Toyota went a step ahead and improved the radical concept that further solidified its image as the 'Car of the Future'.
With the 3rd generation Prius, launched in 2009, the first month's order defied all projections and sales reached 180,000 against a target of 10,000.
The world waited with baited breath for the 4th generation Prius and, oh boy, it's nothing less than breath taking!
The cornerstone of cutting edge hybrid technology,
now within your reach.
The all-new fourth-generation Prius elevates the pioneering hybrid back where to it belongs: at the forefront of cutting-edge Technology, Design, Efficiency and Innovation.
The new Prius boasts of significant advances in every area: a Hybrid driving experience that breaks new boundaries, a technological triumph, a striking new design outstanding fuel efficiency and the Prius is a new Hybrid icon, once again.
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Q. Why are hybrid vehicles (HV) getting so much attention?
A. In response to the growing concern for the environment, a number of "eco-cars" have been developed. However, as HVs do not require specialized equipment, such as charging points, they have quickly gained in popularity.
Q. How likely is an electric shock in an HV?
A. All high-voltage parts used in HVs are very well protected, preventing direct contact with the vehicle's body and people. In addition, various safety measures have been implemented, such as cutting off electricity when an impact is detected.
Q. It's an HV, so why is the mid-range acceleration so good?
A. The strong mid-range acceleration is due to the instant torque properties of the electric motor. As such, Toyota hybrid vehicles achieve both acceleration response and fuel economy.
Q. Do hybrid batteries need to be charged?
A. External charging is not required. Hybrid vehicles automatically detect the battery level and charge it when required.
Q. How long is the service life of the hybrid battery?
A. Hybrid batteries do not deteriorate quickly under normal use. The durability is maintained by the ECU adequately controlling the battery.In addition to the vehicle warranty, hybrid battery-related parts have an extended warranty for peace of mind.
Q. Do HVs generate lots of electromagnetic waves?
A. Hybrid components are specially designed to contain these waves. As a result, the electromagnetic waves emitted from HVs are low in strength-even when compared to those of conventional vehicles and electronic consumer products.
Q. I've heard that HV brakes differ from those in conventional vehicles. Is this true?
A. Yes, it is. Conventional vehicles are fitted with hydraulic brakes, while HVs adopt hydraulic brakes alongside unique regenerative brakes.
In HVs, hydraulic brakes and regenerative brakes work together to slow and stop the vehicle while also recharging the hybrid battery.
Q. When is the gasoline engine assisted by the electric motor?
A. Gasoline engine power is supplemented by the electric motor when required, such as when under strong acceleration or driving uphill.
Q. What advice do you have for drivers who want to maximize fuel efficiency?
A.Avoid any "sudden driving" -just as with conventional vehicles. This means no sudden starts, no sudden acceleration and no sudden deceleration. It is also important not to accelerate or decelerate unnecessarily.
Q. Are any specialized driving techniques required for HVs?
A. No. Specialized driving techniques or technical expertise are not required. You can drive HVs just like a regular car. Specialized operations, such as switching between the gasoline engine and electric motor, are all fully automated.
Q. Are HVs able to operate in high heat climates?
A. Thorough heat endurance testing has been conducted with all of Toyota's HVs. The result show they function as well as conventional vehicles in high heat climates.
Q. Do you need any specialized knowledge to perform general maintenance?
A. No specialized knowledge of hybrid systems is required to perform general maintenance for HVs. Everyday maintenance, such as putting air in the tires and checking the engine oil, is the same as a conventional vehicle.