Toyota continues to enfold the development of its hybrid technology. As announced on Tuesday, acceleration of researches will be undertaken in next 5 years in order to bring forward the production of engines with lower emission. Leading car producer is keen meet global emission standards and regulation becoming stricter every year.
Regulators all over the world are forcing auto industry to make more environmentally friendly vehicles. Markets are shifting not only because of the regulation, but because the consumers who want to drive green cars, so biggest regions like U.S or China are requesting to have wider offer for its consumers. It’s well known that Toyota was not in the hurry to develop the program of the so called future cars, and offering only Prius models on the Electric Vehicles market.
Though, they are changing business strategy and now Toyota is engaged in research and development for a wide range of eco-cars. As it is stated on the company web presentation, their initiatives is to achieve energy conservation start from two different approaches. One is to improve the fuel efficiency of the gasoline and diesel vehicles that are the main vehicle types in use around the world today. The other is to promote the adoption of the hybrid models that are the vehicles of the future.
Toyota expanding personnel on its hybrid technology development
Team of the hybrid technology department in Toyota will be expanded by 30% in next five years. During this period 19 new lower-emission power train components will be introduced. Components will be made on recently introduced common manufacturing platform.
Toshiyuki Mizushima, president of Toyota’s power train division, told reporters that Toyota need to take an aggressive approach to deal with changing regulations. At least 60% of its vehicles sold in Japan, the U.S., Europe and China to 2021 will consist new power train components. Comparing with the emissions from the vehicles sold in 2015, carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced for 15%
Mizushima said that hybrid technology would be key to developing more zero-emission vehicles.
“The core technology of plug-in hybrids and electric and fuel-cell vehicles is based on hybrid technology. By increasing our hybrid team, we can leverage new developments for use in electric power trains,” he said.