Toyota Prius Owners Manual

Toyota hybrid system operating condition
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Basic operations are described below. Besides,Toyota hybrid system performs variouscontrols depending on the operatingcondition: The УEnergy MonitorФ screentells you which power is used currently.

Toyota Prius: Toyota hybrid system operating condition. When starting or backing up, etc., thevehicle runs on electric power from hybridbattery, because the gasoline engine efficiencyis low.

When starting or backing up, etc., thevehicle runs on electric power from hybridbattery, because the gasoline engine efficiencyis low.

Toyota Prius: Toyota hybrid system operating condition. During normal driving, the vehicle runsmainly on gasoline power. However, theelectric motor, using electric power generatedby the gasoline engine, can supplementthe gasoline engine power.

During normal driving, the vehicle runsmainly on gasoline power. However, theelectric motor, using electric power generatedby the gasoline engine, can supplementthe gasoline engine power.

The vehicle controls the optimum ratio ofthe gasoline and electric power to helpuse energy more efficiently.

Toyota Prius: Toyota hybrid system operating condition. When driving at full throttle, additionalelectric power is applied from the hybridbattery. Vehicle performance improves.

When driving at full throttle, additionalelectric power is applied from the hybridbattery. Vehicle performance improves.

Toyota Prius: Toyota hybrid system operating condition. When decreasing speed or applying thebrakes, the turning force of the wheelsmakes the electric motor operate as agenerator and additional electricity isstored in the hybrid battery (regenerativebrake).

When decreasing speed or applying thebrakes, the turning force of the wheelsmakes the electric motor operate as agenerator and additional electricity isstored in the hybrid battery (regenerativebrake).

Toyota Prius: Toyota hybrid system operating condition. When stopping, the gasoline engine automaticallyshuts off.

When stopping, the gasoline engine automaticallyshuts off.

Toyota Prius: Toyota hybrid system operating condition. Charging hybrid battery

Charging hybrid battery

When the hybrid battery power is insufficient,the gasoline engine charges the hybridbattery. The system always supplieselectricity at a constant level.


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