Toyota to Phase Out Diesels

Discussion in 'General' started by Jay, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-autoshow-paris-toyota-diesel-idUSKCN11Z1B1

    Toyota joins the growing list of automakers that don't see a future in diesel engines.
     
  2. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Well-Known Member

    Next step is to admit that hydrogen as an energy storage system for cars - is a guaranteed failure.
     
  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Jay:

    Great find!

    Fortunately Toyota has figured out a way to extract 40 percent thermodynamic efficiency from their 1.8L Prius engine. The Hybrid system boosts the anemic output to acceptable levels. Going forward, I ma hearing good things about the more powerful next gen 2.5L I4 for the Camry/Avalon and ES 300h.

    In addition, Toyota has never really had a good turbo diesel although their use of the BMW TD for Europe was a good idea.

    Toyota and now Hyundai/Kia can afford not to follow the TD path. The Europeans still have a ways to go to figure out how to extract the efficiency form a gas engine. The BMW 330e is an abysmal failure on that count as just one example.

    Wayne
     
  4. NaturalNaturer

    NaturalNaturer Active Member

    This good news but a bad news to diesel users.
     

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