Now Your Toyota Mechanical: Hybrid Synergy Drive

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Vehicles equipped with hybrid Synergy Drive are powered by a combination of a gasoline engine and electric motors depending on the driving conditions the car’s Wheels may be driven by either the gasoline engine or the electric motors individually or by both at the same time and energy to drive the electric motors comes from a dedicated Hybrid battery pack located towards the rear of the vehicle the battery is charged by generator that is driven by the gas engine when it is running a hybrid never needs to be plugged in as it has the ability to create its own power when the car is started the gas engine will start if it is not at normal operating temperature for the Hybrid battery needs charging already light in the instrument cluster will advise the driver when the vehicle is ready to drive where the gas engine is running or not for gas engine may not need to start if it is already at or near operating temperature and the Hybrid battery is sufficiently charged just shift the transmission lever to D and accelerator pedal as you would with a conventional vehicle in medically if it is needed, and we’ll take over from the electric motors to drive the wheels in some conditions under acceleration the electric motors will also engage to supplement the power provided by the gasoline engine helping to reduce fuel consumption and emissions in most conditions for gas engine will shut off automatically when the vehicle comes to a stop it may also shut off when driving its slow speeds or when driving downhill it will start up and shut off automatically is needed the engine may not shut off however if it is in his warm-up phase of the Hybrid battery is too hot or cold or need or if the climate control system is under high load there for requiring more power when the accelerator pedal is released or the brakes are applied the electric motors act as a judge the Hybrid battery and assistant slowing down the vehicle this is called regenerative braking Shifting the transmission lever from D to be or S depending on your model will help control your speed by providing engine braking similar to downshifting the transmission in a conventionally powered car when running a vehicle in a stationary position for extended periods of time place the vehicle in p park rather than

neutral the battery will continue to be charged as needed in a peep is hen but not in the end position until the vehicle is shut off they’re also very useful displays on your hybrid vehicle that depending on the model visually help you monitor things such as energy consumption and Hybrid battery power the hybrid system indicator displays the instantaneous power output and charging levels while the battery level indicator shows the state of charge of the Hybrid battery similar to a fuel gauge the energy monitor can you just read the directions of power flow to and from the gas engine electric motors Hybrid battery and drive Wheels in real time in most respect driving a Toyota hybrid is little different from driving a conventional gasoline only Power Toyota one difference is that when the gasoline engine is not running in the vehicle is moving at speeds up to about twenty-five kilometers per hour a hybrid vehicle will generate a sound to warn people nearby if its approach due to the quiet operation of the electric motor the sound intensity varies with vehicle speed this sound is particularly helpful for those people who need to rely heavily on Audible rather than visual cues to determine if it is safe to cross the street for example another difference is that there is an air intake vent in one of three locations depending on the model on the side of the rear seat above the rear seat on the parcel shelf or underneath the second row of seats to provide cooling air to the Hybrid battery pack it is extremely important that the vent remain unobstructed to prevent the Hybrid battery from overheating which could lead to reduced power output and a shortened life span for the Hybrid battery