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Hybrid System Development for a High-Performance Rear Drive Vehicle
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published April 03, 2006 by SAE International in United States
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The original Toyota Hybrid System (THS) was installed in the Prius and was introduced in 1997 as the world's first mass-produced hybrid passenger car. THS has been continuously improved. In 2003 THS-II (marketed as Hybrid Synergy Drive [HSD]), was installed in a new larger Prius. In 2005 HSD was installed in two SUVs: the RX400h and Highlander Hybrid. This system achieved both V8 engine power performance and compact class fuel economy with outstanding emissions performance.
In 2006, the HSD line-up is expanded to front-engine rear-wheel (FR) drive in the Lexus GS450h. This paper will explain this hybrid system which achieves both 4.5-liter class power performance and compact class fuel economy, while meeting the most stringent emission standard SULEV.
CitationKamichi, K., Okasaka, K., Tomatsuri, M., Matsubara, T. et al., "Hybrid System Development for a High-Performance Rear Drive Vehicle," SAE Technical Paper 2006-01-1338, 2006, https://doi.org/10.4271/2006-01-1338.
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