Toyota has revealed new details about their future product lineup which will include an iQ EV, a fuel-cell vehicle and 21 new hybrids.
Toyota has revealed new details about their future product lineup.
First and foremost, the company announced plans to launch an electric iQ in December. Dubbed the eQ, the model features a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery which powers an electric motor that develops 64 HP (47 kW) and 163 Nm (120 lb-ft) of torque. It will enable the model to hit a top speed of 125 km/h (78 mph) and travel up to 100 km (62 miles) on a single charge. When the battery is depleted, it can be fully recharged in approximately three to eight hours. The eQ will be offered in Japan and the United States on a "limited basis."
Toyota also revealed their intentions to launch 21 new hybrids by the end of 2015. Details are limited, but some of them will be equipped with a newly-developed engine that is based on the 2.5-liter AR petrol. Scheduled to be launched in 2013, the Atkinson cycle engine will be equipped with the D-4S system. Toyota says it will have the "world's highest maximum thermal efficiency of 38.5 percent, realizing both high fuel efficiency and high output."
A year later, the company will launch a turbocharged 2.0-liter version of the 2.5-liter AR engine.
In 2015, Toyota will introduce a 1.4-liter ND diesel engine that has a new exhaust gas cleaning technology which enables it to meet Euro 6 emissions standards.
2015 will also see the introduction of a fuel-cell vehicle that has a "power output density of 3 kW/L, which is more than twice the density of the FC stack currently used in the FCHV-adv fuel-cell hybrid prototype."
The company also announced they will begin testing wireless battery charging system for electric and plug-in vehicles in 2013.
They have also developed a new solid electrolyte battery which has an output density that is five times greater than the company's current batteries.
Check out the press release for additional information