Toyota Showcases New, Compact Engines Compatible With Alternative Fuels

May 29, 2024
Having the capability to run with alternative fuels such as e-fuel and biofuel, Toyota hopes for the new technology to help decarbonize internal combustion engines.

At a recent media event, Toyota showcased next-generation engines it’s currently developing that could be compatible with a variety of different vehicles, reports Reuters.

The 1.5 liter and 2.0 liter engines that Toyota unveiled yesterday have a volume and weight reduction of 10% compared to its existing 1.5 liter engines, with the new 2.0-liter turbo engine to see similar improvements from the existing 2.4 liter turbo engines.

Having the capability to run with alternative fuels such as e-fuel and biofuel, Toyota hopes for the new technology to help decarbonize internal combustion engines. Its more compact design is also intended to open possibilities for lower hoods in vehicles.

With Toyota owning a fifth of Subaru and around 5% of Mazda, the three companies released a joint statement expressing plans for all of them to pursue the changing technology, though Toyota Chief Technology Officer Hiroki Nakajima could not provide a timeframe for when to expect these new engines on the market.

“With these engines, each of the three companies will aim to optimise integration with motors, batteries, and other electric drive units,” the companies said in their joint statement.

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