2010 Toyota Prius Hybrid Electric Car Technology Exposed Popular Mechanics

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2010 Toyota Prius Electric Car Technology Exposed

Calif. The eagerly awaited of the 2010 Toyota Prius are emerging. We already provided an of the car after it was revealed at the Detroit Show. Last week, we in Napa Valley, where released technical details will make this hum (but not too loudly).

The Engine

the biggest changes for the most hybrid electric on the market are in the room. The 1.5-liter gas engine is out in of a 1.8-liter unit. This engine still operates the late-intake-valve-closing Atkinson cycle, and it more lower-end torque. engine also operates at speeds, a fuel-saving move offsets the larger displacement.

There is an electrically operated pump, which allowed to remove the drivebelt and the accompanying loss from the motor. As the crankshaft is offset in relation to the to reduce friction.

Engine circulates to a heat exchanger encircles the exhaust just of the catalytic converter. This heats the engine up sooner, so it can be up and turned off promptly. Also, it quick cabin heat. An exhaust-gas recirculation system cooled exhaust gas that’s into the cylinders.

The inert gas replaces the intake reducing exhaust-gas temperature and losses.

The Transmission

The Hybrid drive system uses the planetary continuously variable (CVT) as before, but with a new The main electric motor called MG2, was downsized and less torque (153 versus 295). But a reduction that connects it to the gearbox the MG2 to spin to 13,500 rpm, higher than before. it makes 80 peak horsepower, 13 than before.

The smaller, MG2 and other refinements in the drive yielded a 66-pound weight

The Battery

A nickel-metal-hydride battery returns. It’s been slightly, but a more effective system allowed a peak rise from 25 kilowatts to 27 voltage remains at 201.6 The inverter converter has been it’s slightly smaller and up to 600 volts of AC current, a 100-volt Toyota has also added a many Prius buyers been waiting for an electric-only

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Pressing this button on the prevents the gas engine from until the battery is depleted. mileage, however, is slight on a mile. For longer battery-powered we’ll have to wait for the plug-in version; it should within two years.


Horsepower and Fuel Economy

The maximum output of the engine and motor is 134 hp, 20 higher than That should drop the sprint by about a second to 9.5 Despite the increased pace, the economy has been improved, from 48/45 city/highway to

High-Tech Extras

Toyota some of the most high-tech outside of the mechanicals. Buyers can opt for the Keep Assist system detects when the car goes out of a and automatically nudges the steering to stay on course. A precollision works in conjunction with cruise control to avoid an collision by applying the brakes.

An optional roof-mounted solar powers the fan and keeps a parked cool, reducing the draw on the air The new Prius can even parallel itself with the Intelligent Assist. There are also we’re not used to seeing in such as leather, power and seats, voice-activated navigation and connectivity.

Prices have not yet released, but expect the base to start around $24,500. loaded, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the clear 30 grand.

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