Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) is the brand name of Toyota for Hybrid car drive train technology. It is used in its YarisAurisPriusHighlander HybridCamry HybridEstimaAlphardLexus RX 400h/RX 450hLexus ES 300hLexus GS 450hLexus LS 600h/LS 600hLLexus CT 200h, and Lexus HS 250hHSD technology produces a full Hybrid vehicle which allows the car to run on the electric motor only, as opposed to most other brand hybrids which cannot and are considered mild hybrids

Full hybrid, is a vehicle that can run on just the engine, just the batteries, or a combination of both. The Toyota Prius is an example of this type of hybridization as it is able to be propelled on battery power alone. A large, high-capacity battery pack is needed for battery-only operation. These vehicles have a split power path that allows more flexibility in the drivetrain by inter-converting mechanical and electrical power.

Prius Hybrid Components
1, 1.8ltr atkinson cycle combuston engine, 2, HV battery consisting of 28 individual modules creating 201.6 volts, 3, Converter witch converts DC to AC and 201.6 volts to 650 volts, 4, Electric Motor MG1 which runs the starter motor & charges the HV battery to run MG2, 5, Electric Motor MG2 which drives the vehicle and also charges the HV battery, 6, Power Split Device which allows the seamless change of drive between combustion engine & electric motors, 7, High voltage circuit which contains & allows the use of 650 volts, 8, Auxiliary battery to run most other electrical items from the ECU to the radio.
Toyota TS030 Hybrid is a motor racing car developed under Le Mans Prototype rules. The car ran at the 2012-13 24 Hours of Le Mans, with two cars being entered in the LMP1 category, and became the first petrol-powered hybrid car to be entered in the FIA World Endurance Championship.The car features the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) regenerative braking device (the Le Mans organisers, ACO, use the alternate name ERS) to charge a supercapacitor. The extra power is directed to the rear wheels.

Regenerative braking is an energy recovery mechanism which slows a vehicle or object down by converting its kinetic energy into another form, which can be either used immediately or stored until needed. This contrasts with conventional braking systems, where the excess kinetic energy is converted to heat by friction in the brake linings and therefore wasted.

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