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Toyota reveals details of new hybrid technology

The technology set to be used in the next generation Prius vehicle has been revealed by Toyota, with the car expected to provide even more savings in terms of fuel economy, in addition to reducing even more carbon emissions.

Toyota revealed the details at the Frankfurt motor show, with the manufacturer providing visitors with a sneak preview of the technical advances which will be added to the Toyota and Lexus hybrid models in the coming years.

It has been revealed that the vehicles will use a sustainably improved family of hybrid powertrains which are much lighter and more compact than previous models. The technology comes at a lower cost, but is set to significantly improve fuel economy.

Furthermore, the next vehicles will also feature smaller electric motors but with the ability to provide higher power density. The current Prius model delivers four times the power of what was achieved in the 1999 Prius models, but the next will see provide even more.

The petrol engine is also set to see an improvement in thermal efficiency, increasing from the current 38.5 per cent level to 40 per cent.

Furthermore, Toyota is set to innovate even further, by introducing a new wireless form of charging for vehicles.


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