Toyota has launched a brand new video detailing a 48-volt gentle hybrid system that will probably be utilized to the corporate’s turbodiesel engine, with the Hilux and Land Cruiser Prado set to be early adopters. Based mostly on the hashtags within the video caption, the Fortuner may also profit from the gentle hybrid system.
Although not explicitly talked about within the video, Toyota has already mentioned that the 1GD-FTV 2.8 litre inline-four turbodiesel within the Land Cruiser Prado will include the 48-volt gentle hybrid system in chosen markets in Western Europe in addition to Australia. The 1GD-FTV additionally powers the present Hilux and Fortuner, with Toyota claiming 10% higher gas economic system with electrification.
The gentle hybrid system developed by Toyota is just like these by different carmakers and options three principal parts, together with a belt-driven electrical motor-generator that replaces the traditional alternator, a 48-volt battery in addition to a DC-DC converter.
The Japanese carmaker is eager to level out the variations between the gentle hybrid system and Toyota Hybrid System II (THS II), with the latter consisting of two motor-generators and an influence cut up system. Because the gentle hybrid setup is compact and extra light-weight, the corporate says its will be fitted to current powertrains.
The belt-driven electrical motor-generator is able to offering extra torque than standard gear-driven starters, with Toyota claiming the gentle hybrid system permits for quiet engine restarts with easy response and minimal vibration when utilizing the cease/begin operate.
The electrical motor additionally supplies torque help when wanted, whereas regeneration throughout braking restores vitality to the battery, which can be utilized to offer auxiliary energy for ancillary techniques (steering, pump and followers).
The gentle hybrid system was additionally developed with a construction that permits water crossings, which sees bolstered parts and a format designed for waterproofing. This contains utilizing a belt with high-strength ribs to minimise any lack of friction when submerged, together with strategic placement of gentle hybrid parts throughout the cabin. Toyota claims a water wading depth of as much as 700 mm, which is beneficial for extra rugged autos such because the Hilux, Land Cruiser Prado and Fortuner.
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