Toyota develops a new battery for electric hybrid vehicles

The Japanese firm continues to work to reduce pollutant emissions caused by vehicles.

2020 Toyota Prius Prime Plug-in battery electric vehicle

Toyota has just developed a new battery that will go in its hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) in order to strengthen the electrification of its range and help reduce CO2 emissions.

The arrival of new electrified vehicles is part of the Toyota 2050 Environmental Challenge, which was launched in 2015 and has different objectives to be achieved in the coming decades. Among these objectives, Toyota is committed to reducing the CO2 emissions of new vehicles by 90% by 2050.

According to the brand, “facing environmental challenges, such as global warming and air pollution, is one of the fundamental pillars for Toyota when developing new products.” Electric vehicles play a key role in reducing polluting emissions .

Progressive electrification

The Japanese firm has been betting on the progressive electrification of its fleet since 1997. The year its first hybrid vehicle, the Toyota Prius, was launched. Toyota’s strategy is to accelerate its development plans and launch of hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, battery electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, thus covering all the needs of its customers.

Last year Toyota announced that it would grant royalty-free licenses on about 24,000 patents of which it owns technologies related to the electrification of vehicles and would offer free technical assistance to other manufacturers that develop and market electrified vehicles when using engines, batteries, Toyota PCU and ECU control.

Author: Nabeel K