Toyota has released new detail on its Yaris Hybrid-R Concept ahead of its public debut, scheduled for the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The model in question has been inspired by the TS030 Hybrid and it’s getting the electric motors to act as a generator, storing energy in a super capacitor. This is actually lighter and it’s allowing a faster power charge than the traditional nickel-metal hybrid battery. The third electric motor is located between the engine and the six-speed sequential transmission, which is helping the model recharge the super capacitor during deceleration and directly power the rear electric motors during acceleration.
The Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R Concept is also coming with a petrol engine, which is sending power to the front wheels, while the two electric motors, with 60 HP (44 kW) each, are sending power to the rear wheels. The total output produced by this setup stands at 420 HP (313 kW). The Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R Concept will be officially presented to the public during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, on the 10th of September. Additional details on the model will be announced during the German automotive event.