Browse Publications Technical Papers 2011-37-0033
2011-06-09

Newly Developed Toyota Plug-in Hybrid System and its Vehicle Performance under Real Life Operation 2011-37-0033

Toyota has been introducing several hybrid vehicles (HV) since 1997 as a countermeasure to the concerns raised by automobile, like CO2 reduction, energy security, and pollutant emission reduction in urban areas. Plug in hybrid Vehicle (PHV) uses electric energy from grid rather than fuel for most short trips and therefore presents a next step forward towards an even more effective solution for these concerns. For longer trips, the PHV works as a conventional hybrid vehicle, providing all the benefits of Toyota full hybrid technology, such as low fuel consumption, user-friendliness and long cruising range.
This paper describes a newly developed plug-in hybrid system and its vehicle performance. This system uses a Li-ion battery with high energy density and has an EV-range within usual trip length without sacrificing cabin space. The vehicle achieves a CO2 emission of 59g/km, which corresponds to a fuel consumption of 2.6 liter/100 km, and meets the most stringent emission regulations in the world.
The new PHV, which was developed for conducting a large scale demonstration worldwide with about 600 units, is a forerunner of the large-scale mass production of PHV in early 2012. PHVs have the potential to become popular as a realistic solution towards sustainable mobility by renewable electricity usage in the future.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 18% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Download multiple Technical Papers each year? TechSelect is a cost-effective subscription option to select and download 12-100 full-text Technical Papers per year. Find more information here.
We also recommend:
TECHNICAL PAPER

Well-To-Wheel Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Analysis of Hypothetical Fleet of Electrified Vehicles in Canada and the U.S.

2011-01-0910

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

A Grand Design of Future Electric Vehicle with Fuel Economy More than 100 Km/Liter

1999-01-2711

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

High-Performance Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Design Studies and Considerations

2015-01-1158

View Details

X