Toyota shows off its new iQ electriccar prototype

first_img Toyota unveils hybrid car push The car is slated to fit three passengers, which makes it smaller than both the Mitsubishi i-MiEV and the Nissan Leaf, two currently popular electric vehicles. This is, of course, not Toyota’s only attempt to make an electric vehicle. They are also working with Tesla Motors Inc. to create an electric version of the RAV4 compact SUV which is also planned to be released in 2012. Several other vehicles are in the works for the future, but they have much longer wait times, such as the sedan-type fuel-cell hybrid vehicle expected to launch in 2015 in Japan, the U.S. and Europe. Citation: Toyota shows off its new iQ electric-car prototype (2011, February 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-02-toyota-iq-electric-car-prototype.html Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — The Toyota Motor Corporation is set to show off its EV car, an electric-car prototype version of Toyota’s iQ model, at the Geneva auto show next month.center_img The EV prototype car will have an electric powertrain that is based on the current Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive system. This system will feature a flat lithium-ion battery pack which, according to Toyota, will be able to give the car a driving range of up to 105 kilometers, or about 65 miles, on a single charge. Obviously, the car is built for short-range transportation, and not for use on longer trips, which is a common issue with electric cars.This is a preview only, since sales of the car will not begin until an as-yet-unspecified date in the year 2012. At first, the EV is likely to be available in Europe through a leasing plan, once it finishes its road testing, which will also be done in Europe. The car will also be available in North America, and some other markets which are currently being investigated for their viability. © 2010 PhysOrg.com This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Im happy he got paid but sad to see him go Los

first_imgI’m happy he got paid but sad to see him go. “Los Dirty” is one of my favorite Cardinals of all time but, having said that, I would not have gambled to the degree the Browns did. Karlos is going to be 33 next season. At some point in time, age and mileage matter. In the end: Karlos did what he needed to do and the Cardinals did what they needed to do. Welcome to free agency in the Year of Our Lord 2014.Godspeed, Los Dirty. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The Cleveland Browns reached agreement with former Arizona Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby. Dansby agreed to a four-year, $24 million deal that includes $14 million guaranteed, according to sources. That last number is what made his departure a fait accompli. The Cardinals could not justify paying him that kind of money when they have other contracts looming.But Karlos is going to be hard to replace. He is an excellent tackler, plays well in space, has excellent ball skills, is a leader and, most of all, a great guy. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

Ira Gladnikoff Ira Gladnikoff head of Viaplay is

first_imgIra GladnikoffIra Gladnikoff, head of Viaplay, is leaving Scandinavia-based broadcaster MTG as the company continues to restructure its Nordic entertainment business.Gladnikoff will exit to “take on new challenges outside MTG” after less than six months in the role, with a number of other executives taking on new responsibilities.Ysterday, TBI reported on a number of changes within the MTG Norway entertainment team.These latest changes effectively bring the free on-demand service Viafree with SVOD net Viaplay.Among the moves, MTG Nordic Entertainment has handed the VP of its Play Nordic unit, Alexander Bastin, commercial and strategic responsibilities at SVOD service Viaplay and its free cousin, Viafree.In effect, he is named senior VP and head of Viaplay and Viafree, effectively replacing Gladnikoff, who had been leading streaming efforts since replacing Jonas Karlén in June.Other changes see MTG Sweden’s head of operations, Filippa Wallestam, become SVP and head of Nordic entertainment operations, which means she oversees central marketing and brands, strategy and business intelligence.Elsewhere, MTG Sweden head of finance Åsa Regen Jansson, adds CFO duties for Viaplay and Viafree.Kaj af Kleen becomes SVP of head of a new division, MTG Tech Digital, which will oversee development, technology and data management for Viafree and Viaplay.“By bringing together commercial responsibilities for Viafree and Viaplay in the same place in the organisation, we can create an even more distinctive integrated digital offering in all our markets,” said Anders Jensen.“By bringing together commercial responsibilities for Viafree and Viaplay in the same place in the organisation, we can create an even more distinctive integrated digital offering in all our markets,” he added.Jensen said the exiting Gladnikoff had been “instrumental in the development of Viaplay into the product and success we have today”.last_img read more