Senior general manager of Global Toyota Simon Humphries in initiation to ecological solution promotes eco car to be in reach of everyone round the world, being its affordability and reaching the carbon neutrality target.
Eco-friendly gas-electric Toyota Prius Hybrid is featured with high power and acceleration. The design is fascinatingly stylish and scraping. The older nickel-metal-hydride battery is replaced by small size lighter lithium-ion battery which is capable of putting out 15percent more energy than before. The engine is grown from 1.8litres to 2litres while the horsepower has reached 190 from 121. This supports acceleration drop from 10 sec to around 7 sec which makes Prius a promising version of itself.
This winter Prius Hybrid will be set on sale in Japan first later in US. The 5th generation Prius plug-in was globally premiered from Japan on 16 November, will be out in market by next year, according to Toyota.
The Prius has a history in 1997 to be on sale and the efforts are to develop Prius to 57 miles per gallon for highway drive by 2023 which will make Prius the most efficient version.
In total Toyota has sold over 20.3 million of hybrid models inclusive of Prius cars all over the world till date.
Though criticized for its over drag in electrification by some environmentalists some experts says that electric and fuel-cell models is positive solution in climate concern than hybrids.
According to Simon Humphries Prius will sooner be called as ‘a car without compromises’ with its increasing appeal to customer. However, the Hybrid model of Prius was stably designed, huge tires, center of gravity maintained low, fancy interior and curvaceous lines styling and increased efficiency is better to compete with other hybrid models also of current fully electric vehicles available in market.
The battery range is improved to 50percent which promotes it to 61km, it can cover more than the drivers commute in US.