Trending Sources

Toyota introduces 7th generation Camry for 2012 with improved fuel economy and performance across all models; ~39% jump in EPA city cycle fuel economy for the hybrid

Green Car Congress

The outgoing model carries a 31/35/33 mpg US EPA rating.). The pack comprises 34 NiMH modules, each 7.2 2012 Camry Hybrid. 2AR-FXE 2.5L

Honda boosts performance and fuel economy on 2013 CR-Z Sport Hybrid Coupe using new Li-ion pack

Green Car Congress

The MY 2012 CR-Z hybrid used a 100V NiMH pack.) Even with better performance, EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2013 Honda CR-Z have improved.

Toyota details powertrain advances in Gen4 Prius; available E-Four system for all-wheel drive

Green Car Congress

The Li-ion pack is 31% lighter, with a 6% reduction in size; the NiMH pack is 2% lighter, with a 10% reduction in size. Engine. 2ZR FXE cutaway.

Toyota announces expected fuel economy and pricing for RAV4 Hybrid: 33 mpg combined, entry at $28,370

Green Car Congress

and 7.1 l/100 km, respectively) for both 2016 RAV4 Hybrid models. The RAV4 Hybrid comes in two premium grades: XLE and Limited.

2013 GS 450h EPA-rated at 31 mpg combined; 35% improvement over preceding generation

Green Car Congress

These figures represent a 32%, 36% and 35% improvement in fuel economy, respectively, compared to the prior generation of the GS 450h (e.g., MY 2011).

Prius c hybrid goes on sale in US with entry MSRP of $18,950; new transaxle, motor technology

Green Car Congress

Estimated EPA fuel economy ratings are 53/46/50 mpg US city/highway/combined (4.4/5.1/4.7 This improves torque in all engine speed ranges as well as increasing fuel economy, and reducing exhaust emissions. The NiMH pack in the Liftback is 201V.) The pack comprises 20 NiMH modules (120 cells), with each module 7.2V DC (1.2

ALABC lead-acid UltraBattery Civic hybrid surpasses 100,000 miles of fleet duty

Green Car Congress

Monthly fuel economy of the retrofitted Honda Civic during the first 9 months of the fleet test. DOE researchers attributed the significant fuel economy reduction for May, June, and July as most likely being due to significant mountain driving and the likely use of the vehicle’s air conditioning. Source: DOE. Click to enlarge.

Toyota introduces 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Green Car Congress

Toyota’s goal was to reduce the cost, weight and volume of the pack from the NiMH system used earlier. 2012 Prius Plug-in hybrid. Engine.

Mercedes-Benz to Launch ML450 HYBRID 4MATIC in US on 16 November

Green Car Congress

The new Mercedes-Benz ML450 HYBRID uses a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine, optimized via the Atkinson cycle, and the two-mode hybrid system to produce 46% better fuel economy than a comparable V8-powered ML550 model. EPA rating is 21 mpg city, 24 mpg highway. kWh 288-volt NiMH pack that’s enclosed under the rear cargo floor.

Insight Becomes First Hybrid Vehicle to Rank as Best-Selling Vehicle in Japan

Green Car Congress

NiMH battery pack, Power Control Unit (PCU), motor Electric Control Unit (ECU), and cooling system. In the US, the Insight carries an EPA city/highway/combined fuel-economy rating of 40/43/41 miles per gallon US. Insight sales in Japan from launch. Click to enlarge. The Insight G. Click to enlarge.

Azure Dynamics and Collins Bus Partner for Hybrid Electric Type A School Buses

Green Car Congress

The Electric Power Assist System (EPAS) is located behind the tailpipe on the shuttle bus chassis. The system combines a 100 kW AC induction traction motor, power electronics and 288 V NiMH battery pack with the conventional 5.4-liter Triton gasoline engine and 5-speed automatic Torqshift transmission. Click to enlarge. Collins bus.

Porsche adds second production hybrid model, Panamera S Hybrid

Green Car Congress

Optional low-rolling-resistance tires developed especially for the Panamera help this hybrid performance sedan deliver its NEDC fuel economy figure.

Honda Debuts Production Version of 2011 CR-Z Sport Hybrid Coupe

Green Car Congress

Preliminary fuel economy estimates are anticipated to result in an EPA rating of 36 city/38 highway miles per gallon on CVT-equipped models.

Mercedes to launch hybrid on Monday

Green Cars News

The vehicle uses a 3.5litre V6 petrol engine and a two-mode hybrid system to produce 46 per cent better fuel economy than a comparable V8-powered ML550 model. Its EPA rating is 24mpg highway, 21mpg city. Motorists in the US can count down the hours until the launch of the new Mercedes ML450 HYBRID.

Toyota introduces other members of the Prius family; mid-size and compact

Green Car Congress

The new Prius v, with “v” expressing the vehicle’s versatility, shares the current generation Prius’ platform and Hybrid Synergy Drive technology, including the NiMH battery pack. A new vehicle designed from the ground up, Prius v has a shape that evolved from Prius rather than being an elongated version. Click to enlarge. Prius v powertrain.

More Details on the Lexus CT 200h Hybrid Powertrain; 42 mpg US Combined

Green Car Congress

seconds; its EPA estimated fuel economy rating is 42 mpg US (5.6 2011 Lexus CT 200h. Click to enlarge. L/100km). Engine NVH. Generator.

Volkswagen targeting 5% of Jetta sales in US with new sporty Hybrid model; expected 45 mpg combined

Green Car Congress

The company anticipates EPA-rated combined mileage of around 45 mpg US (5.2 The 2013 Jetta Hybrid. Click to enlarge. kWh Li-ion battery pack.

Prius v first member of expanded family to go on sale in US; 58% more cargo space than original Prius, with 42 mpg combined

Green Car Congress

The NiMH battery pack is the same as on the third-generation Prius liftback, but with a cooling duct located under the rear seat. Driving modes.

Mixed Outlook for Mainstream Consumer Adoption of PHEVs

Green Car Congress

Bubble chart of plausible mainstream PHEV buyers’ battery requirements (light and dark gray circles) and experts’s requirements overlaid on a Ragone plot of NiMH and Li-ion batteries. The Most Plausible Early Market consumers value fuel economy. Source: Ken Kurani. Click to enlarge. Which cars should be built when?

Toyota Previews Generation III 2010 Prius Hybrid

Green Car Congress

The Gen III Prius offers an EPA-rated combined cycle fuel economy of 50 mpg (now revealed to comprise 50 mpg city and 49 mpg highway). This is about a 10% improvement in EPA-rated combined cycle fuel economy over the older generation. Nominal pack voltage of the nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery remains at 201.6

Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Even so, most next gen EV manufacturers are focused on lithium ion (and to a lesser extent NiMH) as the core technology to power their cars.

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

2010 Prius designed to be manufactured with NiMH or Lithium batteries. The Omori factory currently produces NiMH cells. Space Up! market.