Toyota RLV Hybrid
Toyota RLV Hybrid pedal assist and electric concept.
Toyota RLV features dual power trains, a system that, Toyota says, “identifies with L.A.’s two most-used speeds – five or 75 miles per hour.” Toyota participated in design challenge for LA Auto Show in 2006.
At slow speeds, the RLV, an aluminum two-seater, could be pedalled like a bicycle. Electric power would be used for higher speeds. As speed increases, the RLV’s tire track width would expand, through the use of telescoping axles, for greater stability.ons, capable enough to apply enhances in pages, digital screens, panels or galleries.”
The manual pedal mode is hydraulically driven and can be used in many different scenarios. Primarily, it’s used while in heavy, ‘stop and go’ traffic where the vehicle produces zero emissions. Also, the pedal mode is suitable for boardwalk, sidewalk, neighborhood, and beach applications. The manual pedal mode also promotes
LA’s lifestyle of health and fitness…all while functionally recharging the electric motor batteries. The automatic electric mode is used at higher speeds and in light traffic conditions. As vehicle speed increases, the track widens for more stability via a unique telescopic axle.
The vehicle also features a removable, translucent bio-plastic body paneling. The seats in the RLV are composed of wicker and bio-plastics while the floorboard is constructed of bamboo and aluminum. For rollover safety, the RLV incorporates a frame-integrated pop-up roll bar as well as pop-up headrests. The Toyota RLV concept is a specialized vehicle solution to LA’s extreme traffic condition. The vehicle improves quality of life while preserving the environment.
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