Archive for August, 2012
Moreover, the deal is made to help both companies meet the stringent pollution and fuel economy standards in the US and other countries. At the same time, they can keep the use of bigger vehicles feasible anytime the gas price would hike. This time, they chose to target trucks because according to Takeshi Uchiyamada, Executive Vice President for Toyota Research and Development, SUVs and Trucks are indispensable utility vehicles for the US society.
As of now, the details about the new powertrain that they will make remain undisclosed, even the kind of mileage system that they will use. But one of the primary purposes of hybrid trucks is to help car manufacturers meet US standards for fuel efficiency. These standards require new automobiles to average 56.5 mpg by the year 2025. Of course, trucks will be given a lower target but will still be required to have significant improvements.
We know that Toyota is one of the leading hybrid manufacturers of hybrid cars. In fact, Toyota Prius is the world leader in hybrid sales. As for performance, the new partners would make adjustments so that trucks remain capable for towing and handling. As we can remember, not all hybrid cars are as powerful as their regular gasoline powered counterparts. Also, they will make sure that even though future trucks will have the same powertrain, there will be lots of features that will make each brand unique.
hybrid cars, the market was excited about the environmental benefits that they bring. However, manufacturing hybrid cars required more sophisticated steps than what would an ordinary car needed. As a result, many of the first edition hybrid cars were expensive and their performance was sacrificed for better fuel economy. After years of research, we have seen hybrid cars that bring the best of both worlds. And now, top car manufacturers Toyota and Ford think that it is about time to bring hybrid technology into a higher plane.
If you haven’t heard of it, Ford Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation agreed to develop a hybrid gas-electric engine for SUVs and Trucks. The deal that was signed by Takeshi Uchiyamada, from Toyota Motors, and Derrick Kuzak, from Ford Motors is an agreement between two car-manufacturing giants to share the costs for this very important development. Among their purposes is to make the technology even more affordable for customers. They also said that the pact would help bring the technology to the market faster.