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  • トヨタ自動車、北米国際自動車ショーで小型EVコンセプト「FT-EV」を出展

    トヨタ自動車(株)(以下、トヨタ)は、1月11日(日)から25日(日)まで米国デトロイトで開催される 2009年北米国際自動車ショー(デトロイトモーターショー)に、リチウムイオン電池を搭載した電気自動車(EV)のコンセプトモデル「FT- EV(Future Toyota-Electric Vehicle)」を出展した。



    コア技術であるハイブリッド車(HV)については、1997年の世界初となる量産ハイブリッド車「プリウス」の発売開始以来、世界累計販売台数が170 万台を突破するなど、普及に努めている。今回のデトロイトモーターショーにおいても、トヨタブランドから新型プリウス、レクサスブランドからHS250h を、ハイブリッド専用車として公開する予定である。また、トヨタは、2010年代のできるだけ早い時期にハイブリッド車の年間販売100万台を達成するべく、世界で新車名のハイブリッド車を10車種程度投入する予定である。

    プラグインハイブリッド車(PHV)については、2007年より、日米欧でニッケル水素電池を搭載したプラグインハイブリッド車の公道実証実験を行っているが、2009年末より、新型プリウスをベースにリチウムイオン電池を搭載したPHVを、日米欧のフリートユーザー向けに投入を開始し、合計で500台程度(内 米国フリート向け150台程度)の販売を行う。

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EV Concept Confirms Battery-Electric Vehicle in 2012; First of 150 Plug-ins Arrive Late '09 to Lease-Fleet Customers; As Many As 10 New Gas-Electric Hybrids by early 2010s


DETROIT, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will display the Toyota FT-EV concept on opening Media Day at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), confirming its plan to launch an urban commuter battery-electric vehicle (BEV) by 2012. This announcement, coupled with its compressed natural gas powered Camry Hybrid concept display at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show, signal Toyota's intention to broaden the scope of its advanced alternative-fuel vehicle development.


"Now, more than ever, while we are so focused on the pressing issues of the moment, we cannot lose sight of our future," said Irv Miller, TMS Group Vice President, Environmental and Public Affairs. "Nowhere is this more important than with our industry's duty and commitment to provide true sustainable mobility with vehicles that significantly reduce fuel consumption, our carbon footprint and overall greenhouse gases."

「現在、我々は緊迫した問題にきわめて集中しているが、ますます、我々は未来を見失うことはできません。」と環境広報担当のトヨタ自動車グループ副社長のIrv Millerは言う。

The FT-EV concept shares its platform with the revolutionary-new iQ urban commuter vehicle. Already a huge hit in Japan, the iQ is lightweight and seats four passengers in comfort and security, while delivering exceptional mileage, sporty performance, unique refinements and a fun, youthful image.

Toyota's FT-EV concept imagines an urban dweller, driving up to 50 miles between home, work and other forms of public transportation, such as high-speed rail. Although, for now, the FT-EV remains a pure concept, it represents a natural pairing of product strategies.

"Last summer's four-dollar-a-gallon gasoline was no anomaly. It was a brief glimpse of our future," said Miller. "We must address the inevitability of peak oil by developing vehicles powered by alternatives to liquid-oil fuel, as well as new concepts, like the iQ, that are lighter in weight and smaller in size. This kind of vehicle, electrified or not, is where our industry must focus its creativity."

Although BEVs and new smaller vehicles like the iQ will be a key component of Toyota's sustainable mobility strategy, the conventional gas-electric hybrid, like the all new third-generation Prius, is considered Toyota's long-term core powertrain technology.

Last year, Toyota announced that it planned to sell one million gas-electric hybrids per year sometime during the early 2010s. To accomplish this, Toyota will launch as many as 10 new hybrid models by the early 2010s, in various global markets. The new third-generation Toyota Prius and all new Lexus HS250h, both debuting in Detroit, are the first two examples of that effort.

Also, last year, Toyota announced that it would roll-out a large number of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHVs) to global lease-fleet customers in 2010. That schedule has been moved up.

Beginning in late 2009, Toyota will start global delivery of 500 Prius PHVs powered by lithium-ion batteries. Of these initial vehicles, 150 will be placed with U.S. lease-fleet customers.

The first-generation lithium-ion batteries powering these PHVs will be built on an assembly line at Toyota's PEVE (Panasonic EV Energy Company, LTD) battery plant, a joint-venture production facility in which Toyota owns 60 percent equity. During its development, the new Prius was designed and engineered to package either the lithium-ion battery pack with plug-in capability, or the nickel-metal hydride battery for the conventional gas-electric system.

The 500 PHVs arriving globally in late 2009 will be used for market and engineering analysis. Lease-fleet customers will monitor the performance and durability of the first-generation lithium-ion battery, while offering real world feedback on how future customers might respond to the plug-in process.

"Future customers will have high expectations for these emerging technologies. This Prius PHV fleet program is a key first step in confirming how and when we might bring large numbers of plug-in hybrids to global markets," said Miller.

"Our business is no longer about simply building and selling cars and trucks. It is about finding solutions to mobility challenges today and being prepared for more daunting challenges in our very near future."

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  • 価格.com - 【デトロイト09】新型HVセダンのレクサスHS250h発表




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