Toyota’s 4th-generation SELF-CHARGING HYBRID technology delivers powerful yet seamless acceleration and ride comfort. Without the need of external electric power source, the technology offers five benefits, including fuel economy and factory warranty for the battery of the hybrid system, for a cleaner future with low emission.
In general, hybrid technology is divided into the following four categories. Toyota makes the use of a parallel hybrid system to maximize the power and fuel efficiency in a class of its own.
Engine of Parallel Hybrid system supplies power for the motor and battery. It can also improve fuel economy by directly propelling the vehicle.
Electric motor of Full Hybrid system provides sufficient power for normal driving without using the engine. Full Hybrid includes Series Hybrid and Parallel Hybrid.
Engine of Series Hybrid system is used to generate electricity for the motor or storage in the battery.
Mild Hybrid system uses an integrated starter / generator alongside the engine and transmission system. It provides power during acceleration and facilitates regenerative braking. The vehicle is powered by the engine and transmission system during normal driving.