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Toyota's Hybrid Vehicle Chronology

Year Month Milestones
1995 Oct Prius concept car was exhibited at the 31st Tokyo Motor Show
1997 Mar Unveiling of the Toyota Hybrid System (THS)
  Oct Prius officially presented.
Dec Prius launched in Japan (Model:XW10)
2000 Nov Cumulative Prius sales top 50,000 vehicles
2001 Oct Prius launched in Australia  (Model:NHW10/11)
2002 Mar Cumulative hybrid vehicle sales top 100,000 mark
  Aug Cumulative Prius sales top 100,000 vehicles
2003 Apr Unveiling of the Toyota Hybrid System II (THSII) (Model:XW20)
  Sep Prius completely redesigned (Model:NHW20)
2005 Oct Cumulative hybrid vehicle sales top 500,000 mark
  Dec Prius production begins in China
2006 Apr Cumulative Prius sales top 500,000 vehicles
  May Camry Hybrid launched
2007 May Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top one-million mark
2008 May Cumulative Prius sales top one million vehicles
Jun Hybrid Camry production announced for Australia and Thailand
2009 May Third-generation Prius launched (Model:WX30)
  Jul Third-generation Prius launched in Australia (Model:NHW30)
Aug Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top two-million mark
  Sep
Oct
Dec
The Prius Plug-In Concept was exhibited at the September 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, the October 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, and the December 2009 LA Auto Show
  Dec Hybrid Camry production commences in Australia
2010 Feb Locally produced Hybrid Camry goes on sale in Australia
  Sep Cumulative Prius sales top two million vehicles
Dec Annual Prius sales in Japan of 315,669 - a record for any vehicle
2011 Feb Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top three-million mark
  Sep The production version of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid (PHV) was unveiled at the September 2011 International Motor Show in Germany.
This car was not released in Australia (only a few demonstrators).
Dec Production of third-generation Prius commences in China
2012 Feb Completely redesigned Camry Hybrid launched in Australia
Mar Prius C launched in Australia
  Apr Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top four-million mark
May Prius V launched in Australia
  Oct Global hybrid sales top one million in a year for the first time
2013 Mar Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top five-million mark
  Jun Cumulative Prius sales top three million vehicles
Dec Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top six-million mark
2014 May Toyota Prius PHV is the 2nd highest selling electric vehicle in the US. Second to the Nissan LEAF and ahead of the GM VOLT.
  Sep Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top seven-million mark
2015 Jun Toyota will cease production of the 1st generation Prius PHV, as it begins the process of introducing the fourth generation Prius, which has now been pushed back to at least the 2016 time frame.
  Jul Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top eight-million mark
  Sep  September 8 - Toyota unveils the 2016 4th generation Prius - in Las Vegas.
2016 Mar The 4th generation Prius is launched in Australia.
  Mar The 2nd generation PHV (Prius Prime) is being rolled out at the New York Auto show -  March 23. (see EVPlus News March 2016)
  Apr Cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales top nine-million mark
  Jun The Toyota Corolla Hybrid Hatch launched in Australia.

Original Source: Electric Vehicle News 

 


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Toyota Prius Power Split Device.

Checkout the Prius drive demo here from Alex Hart. (Flash player required)

 

 

Toyota Prius System Outline.

This one page extract from the Prius (2004) Workshop manual gives a good rundown on how the Prius electric system/drive works. Prius System Outline.pdf

 

 

          
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                    with GreenTec Autos ( http://greentecauto.com )about their
                          expanding business of replacing deteriorating hybrid car
                                                   batteries in the USA

 

   
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