Toyota and EDF Energy have been awarded UK government funding through the Technology Strategy Board’s Ultra Low Carbon Vehicle Demonstrator Competition to support a trial of up to 20 innovative Plug in Hybrid Vehicles (PHVs).
Climbing into a car that’s been parked for a while on even a moderately sunny day can be an uncomfortable experience and is likely to provoke full-blast operation of the air conditioning, using up fuel and increasing emissions.
It is said that when you are at the top, the only way you can go is down. Not so for the remarkable Toyota Prius, which this summer takes its advanced hybrid power technology and environmental leadership on to a higher level.
The second in Toyota’s series of cut-paste-and-print guides to the ground-breaking design and engineering features of the new iQ looks at the benefits gained from using a centre take-off steering gear.